Curriculum

Electives

Psychology B

Offered to Grades 9-12
0.5 Credit (Semester or Summer Term)

Prerequisite: Psychology A

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Created for students in grades 9–12, this one-semester course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings from a Biblical, Christian perspective. God has created the human being to be spirit, soul, and body. This course will treat the subject matter of psychology from this perspective rather than the naturalistic viewpoint found in modern psychology.

As a follow-up to Psychology A, students will study fascinating subjects such as how we develop from conception to infancy to adulthood, the nature of consciousness, how we think, the role of language in our development, emotional intelligence, and different theories of personality. The course units include textbook-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, writing assignments, quizzes, and tests. Students will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and connect the ideas they are studying with their everyday life.

This course focuses on the following topics:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Consciousness
  • Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
  • Personality
  • Abnormal Behavior