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Introduction to Psychology

School Year: 2019-2020
Subject: Social Studies and History
Course ID: CAOT79015
College Concurrent: No
School District: Big Horn County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Wyoming Connections Academy
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Connexus
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Connections Academy
Hathaway Success Course: Yes
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Sep 03, 2019 - Jun 05, 2020
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
In this course, the student will gain an understanding of human behavior, including biological foundations and the brain, sensation, motivation, and perception. The relationship between learning and memory; various personality theories; emotions; states of consciousness; cognition; life-span development; and applied psychology will be explored. By the end of the course, the student will be able to Explain the anatomical structures and physiological functions related to psychology Analyze the underlying principles and basis of psychology behind learning, memory, and experience Examine motivation theories and basis of emotions Analyze psychoanalytic approaches and theories to explain behaviors and personality traits Examine methods and effectiveness of psychotherapy Investigate trends in social behavior and the impact of social influences
Course Prerequisites:
Required Materials: None
Course Accessibility: None
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly