Principles of Psychology Module 1 – Evidence and Assessment
Completing This Module
Now that you have studied all of the lessons for this module, you can complete the Module Evidence activity and Module Quiz below.
- Review the module summary and outcomes.
- If you are unclear on any of the outcomes, review the lessons and the Check Your Knowledge activity.
- Complete the Module Quiz and Module Evidence Activity on this page. These items are graded and count toward your final grade for this course.
Note: If you would like to learn more about this module’s topics, click the Module Toolbox or Module Glossary for additional and supplementary resources.
In this module, you learned about the history of psychology and how today’s practice came to be. You explored the diversity of the field and the many available career options. You learned that because psychology is a science, the scientific method is a key part of every psychologist’s work. After discovering how psychologists conduct and report their work, you gained a basic understanding of the field of psychology itself.
After completing this Module, you should be able to:
- Define psychology, and explain the rationale behind studying psychology.
- Analyze how the object of study in psychology has changed over the past two centuries.
- Compare and contrast the different approaches to psychology.
- Compare and contrast different research methods.
- Explain various statistical analyses and how conclusions are reported and replicated.
- Demonstrate development of writing psychological reports.