General Psychology is an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. In this course we will discuss the pioneers of this field who developed basic theories to explain human (and animal) behavior. Some of the topics of interest will be motivation, perception, learning, emotions, life-span development, and intelligence. This class may be taken for high school credit only, or students who meet the course prerequisites for college credit may receive high school and college credit. Students who have taken high school credit-only psychology in 2021-22 or before cannot enroll in this course.  (One-credit, one-year elective for grades 11-12.) Recommended Reading ACT score of 18 or higher. Prerequisite: Students who wish to take this course for college credit must meet all requirements of Crowder College plus the following: (1) Payment of Crowder College tuition for fees/book. (2) Students in 11th and 12th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0, or 11th and 12th grade students with overall GPA of 2.5-2.99 must provide signed letter of recommendation from principal OR school counselor AND parent or legal guardian.  FOR NCAA ELIGIBILITY, ONLY ONE TOTAL CREDIT FROM ANY PSYCHOLOGY COURSE (DUAL CREDIT PSYCHOLOGY OR PSYCHOLOGY) MAYBE BE COUNTED TOWARD NCAA ACADEMIC CERTIFICATION.


    Students taking dual credit classes are encouraged to contact the college they plan to attend to check for credit transferability.  Some credits will be transcribed as elective credit if it is not required for a particular major or general studies requirement.  Contact the college/university website to locate a transfer equivalency chart.

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