Waymaker Introduction to Psychology

Course Description

This comprehensive, ready-to-adopt Introduction to Psychology course provides thorough coverage of all topics covered in a typical introductory course, including biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social and personality psychology, and mental and physical health. With the OpenStax Psychology textbook as a foundation, this course enriches learning with frequent real-world examples, curated videos, selected NOBA content, and interactive learning activities to foster practical skills. Engaging “Psychology in Real Life” features use recent research to help students think critically about experimental design.

Waymaker courses help students develop metacognitive muscles with personalized study plans to encourage practice and self-directed learning. Simple-to-use faculty messaging tools save time helping instructors identify and reach struggling students.

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Video: Course Walkthrough

  • Complete, customizable OER content to replace expensive textbooks in in-person, online and hybrid courses

  • Innovative learning design and content to augment OpenStax textbook

  • “Psychology in Real Life” activities to help students understand and engage with recent research

  • “Try it” interactive practice problems embedded throughout course

  • Customizable quizzes, self-checks, assignments, discussion forums, PPTs

  • LMS-integrated course materials with automatic gradebook sync

Course Module List: Introduction to Psychology

  • Psychological Foundations
  • Psychological Research
  • Biopsychology
  • State of Consciousness
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Thinking and Intelligence
  • Memory
  • Learning
  • Lifespan Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality
  • Emotion and Motivation
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Therapy and Treatment
  • Stress, Lifestyle, and Health
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