The study of Psychology - despite it being one of the most commonly-taken collegecourses, many homeschool students never study it before encountering it in theuniversity setting. While they may be prepared to answer the questions and accusationsof humanism, evolution, relativism and naturalism, psychology classes may be thehardest battlefield of all. This text was designed to introduce students to psychology’sconcepts, underlying worldview assumptions, and the Christian criticism of psychology,while still providing suggestions for Christians joining the contemporary psychologicalconversation.
The text integrates a Christian perspective into some of the most common topicsaddressed in psychology, including: psychology’s history, the brain & nervous system,learning & memory, consciousness, personality, treatment, social psychology, researchmethods, and more. Chapters end with a summary and review questions. If there are any students interested in taking the CLEP Introductory Psychology Exam,Danette will help them prepare for it. If they pass, they will gain a credit for IntroPsychology which most colleges will accept. Throughout the year, Danette willintroduce topics from the book, have the students participate in class activities such aspersonality tests and career exploration and prepare for the course exams.
Materials: Homeschool Psych: Preparing Christian Homeschool Students for Psych 101, Second Edition; loose leaf student workbook called Homeschool Psychology, Student Sheets, Second Edition - do not purchase workbook until approved by teacher, the current edition is under revision
Credit: 1 High School credit, prep for CLEP exam included