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Psychology II


This Psychology II course will increase students’ understanding of human psychology and temperament. Students will study human development, cognitive maturity, and herd mentality – thereby increasing their awareness of the factors influencing human behavior. A study of mental health conditions and illnesses will educate students about this important area of health and medicine.

Course Style:

  • Text – clearly explained with illustrations
  • Videos
  • Animations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Self assessments
  • Quizzes after each lesson
  • Projects

The content of each module is driven by a set of student-centered learning objectives. Along with expository text, videos, animations, interactive exercises, and self-assessments form the framework for students to actively discover, acquire, and personally relate to the concepts and ideas offered in this course.


Lessons (Continued from Psychology I):

UNIT 11: Emotion and Motivation            

                Module 31: Experience of Emotion

                Module 32: Positive Emotions

                Module 33: Human Motivation

 UNIT 12: Personality         

                Module 34: Personality and Behavior: Approaches and Measurement

                Module 35: The Origins of Personality

                Module 36: Is Personality More Nature or More Nurture? Behavioral and Molecular Genetics

 UNIT 13: Psychology in Our Social Lives    

                Module 37: Social Cognition: Making Sense of Ourselves and Others

                Module 38: Interacting With Others: Helping, Hurting, and Conforming

                Module 39: Working With Others: Costs and Benefits of Social Groups

 UNIT 14: Wellness             

                Module 40: Having Balance in Your Life  

                Module 41: Maintaining Balance and Optimal Wellness in Your Life

                Module 42: Being Out of Balance

                Module 43: Stress

                Module 44: Pain Management

                Module 45: Mindfulness

 UNIT 15: Disorders            

                Module 46: Defining Psychological Disorders

                Module 47: Anxiety Disorders

                Module 48: Mood Disorders

                Module 49: Schizophrenia

                Module 50: Personality Disorders

                Module 51: Childhood Disorders

                Module 52: Controversies and Conclusions

 UNIT 16: Treatment          

                Module 53: Psychotherapy  

                Module 54: Biomedical  

                Module 55: Social  

                Module 56: Prevention

 UNIT 17: Consciousness                  

                Module 57: Introduction to Consciousness

                Module 58: Sleeping and Dreaming Revitalize Us for Action

                Module 59: Altering Consciousness With Psychoactive Drugs


This course is tailored to adhere to Torah standards, advocating a person’s complete autonomy and free will in his moral decisions. While a person’s nature and nurturing circumstances do influence his cognition, he is always free to choose good over evil, and to improve his character. The Torah also holds every sane person responsible for his actions, regardless of the contributing factors challenging his moral decisions.

Prerequisite: Psychology I