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Personal Psychology I: The Road to Self-Discovery

Personal Psychology I: The Road to Self-Discovery


Get ready to delve into some of life’s biggest questions and begin the journey to uncovering those answers for yourself! In this course, you’ll explore the broad scope of psychology from biology’s impact on our psychological makeup to society’s impact on who we become. You’ll look closely at the changing and sometimes conflicting thoughts of researchers and scientists and how the field of psychology has changed. You’ll also explore clinical psychology and how people find treatment. Let’s begin the journey to discovery today!


  • From the New York Times, September 14, 2021:

    Simone Biles is withdrawing from the Olympics all-around gymnastic competition.

    The world watched on in disbelief. Simone was the clear favorite to win the competition. Why would one of the best athletes in the world decide to walk away from the most prestigious competition on the planet? The world was shocked. Seeking to understand questions like this is the essence of psychology—a quest to understand why people behave as they do. It is the scientific study of mind and behavior. We are going to get to know some of the main characters of psychology, the role they play, and how they impact your story.

    What will you learn in this unit?

    • Understand and evaluate personality and the main theories of personality
    • Identify assessment techniques used to identify individual personality
    • Identify and understand factors that influence personality
    • Understand and evaluate theories of motivation and factors that influence motivation
    • Understand and evaluate theories of emotion and factors that influence the emotional experience
    • Become familiar with factors influenced by your social world
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