Why Learn Psychology in Homeschool High School? Here’s Why!

Why Learn Psychology in Homeschool High School?

psychology in homeschool high school

Why Learn Psychology in Homeschool High School?

Psychology adds sparkle to the homeschool transcript. It is a social science credit that many colleges are looking for when they are choosing new college students.

Psychology is also a useful, life-preparation course that is helpful to even non-college-bound teens.

Teens come away from our Psychology course with better awareness of themselves AND a better homeschool transcript!

When studying Psychology, homeschool high schoolers learn important concepts such as:

  • The Brain and How it Works
  • Perception
  • Genetics
  • Learning
  • History of Psychology (Ancient to Pre-modern Times )
  • History of Psychology into Modern Times
  • Communication
  • Needs and Motivation
  • Looking at Personality & Theory
  • Sleep & Dreams
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Christian Counseling
  • Careers in Psychology
  • How to Help a Friend in Crisis

For more on high school electives you may not have thought of, read our blog post High School Electives Probably Never Thought of But Should. 

We have suggested lesson plans and a suggested syllabus to help you plan and teach psychology in your homeschool.

introduction to psychology

Introduction to Psychology, 2020 Edition Chapter Titles

  • Chapter One: The Brain and How it Works
  • Chapter Two: Perception
  • Chapter Three: Genetics
  • Chapter Four: Learning
  • Chapter Five: History of Psychology, Ancient to Pre-Modern Times
  • Chapter Six: Psychology into Modern Times
  • Chapter Seven: Communication
  • Chapter Eight: Needs and Motivation
  • Chapter Nine: Looking at Personality & Theory
  • Chapter Ten: Sleep & Dreams
  • Chapter Eleven: Abnormal Psychology
  • Chapter Twelve: Crisis Intervention
  • Chapter Thirteen: Psychological Testing
  • Chapter Fourteen: Christian Counseling
  • Chapter Fifteen: Understanding Research and Statistics
  • Chapter Sixteen: Careers in Psychology

Why would a teen take high school psychology? There are several reasons:

Here’s information about the lesson plans for Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective.

Note: 7Sisters has an online, self-paced course to accompany the Psychology textbook.

Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective Online Course
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Here is a fun, interactive vlog about what to look for in a good psychology curriculum that your homeschool high schoolers will like!

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Why Learn Psychology in Homeschool High School?

Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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