Module information




Introduction to Psychology (Credit: 3 hours )

Average equivalent

ECTS 5 IMPORTANT Successful completion of this course WILL NOT enable you to serve as a counselor or clinician for others. You will not even be able to understand all of your own inner motivations and emotions. This is an introductory course serving as a basis for additional study in the field of psychology


This course traces the development of the science of psychology to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Students will learn the basic scientific principles and methodologies of psychology from a Christian perspective. This interpretive study of psychology enhances the student’s understanding of intrinsic values, motivational responses, relationships, and other psychological concepts as they apply to all aspects of Christian life and service.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 1. Define psychology and trace its historical development. 2. Explain why psychologists are concerned with human biology. 3. Contrast the processes of sensation and perception and their effects on thinking and behavior. 4. Discuss the stages of human growth and development from the prenatal stage through late adulthood and death. 5. Define motivation and identify several theories of motivated behavior. 6. Describe personality and define the theories of personality. 7. Learn how self-concept develops, and become aware of the mechanisms used to manage stress. 8. Describe the nature of learning. 9. Discuss the cognitive processes which allow individuals to function successfully in their environment. 10. Describe psychological disorders and identify the criteria used to determine such disorders. 11. Compare and contrast counseling and psychotherapy defining the various approaches of each. 12. Integrate psychology and theology and understand the role of the Holy Spirit in the counseling process.

Mode of Study

Lecture Video (in progress) Student interaction Professor of Record Interaction Hands on


100 objective multiple choice questions Online or pencil and paper Project Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses Student Learning Requirement Passmark 70%

Grading Rubric



MQF Level 6 Qualification

230 ECTS Credits

97-100 A+ 93-96 A
90-92 A-
87-89 B+ 83-86 B
80-82 B- 77-76 C+ 73-76 C
70-72 C- 67-69 D+ 63-66 D 60-62 C
0-59 F
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