Psychology as a High School Elective

I often advise homeschool high schoolers to consider a Psychology curriculum for high school to earn a social science credit on their transcript. (I am advisor to our local homeschool upperclassmen and also work as a counselor at a Christian practice, so I have frequent opportunities to share this advice.)

psychology as a high school elective

Psychology as a High School Elective

There are good reasons to suggest that our teens study Psychology as their social science:

1) A number of colleges are looking for .5 credit in social science on the transcript.  (This may include psychology or sociology.)

2) Even non-college bound homeschoolers can benefit from learning more about the ways their brain and body work together, communication, and learning skills.

3) Its fun! (I like psych.)

Years ago, when I wrote the first edition of  Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective, it was the only non-secular high school psychology (as a social science) text. I wanted a psychology text for my teens that would be light-hearted, self-guided, no-busywork, and average level (as opposed to AP or other rigorous levels). I dreamed that my high schoolers would find the course so accessible that they’d LIKE PSYCH!

I included enough hands-on activities and enrichment reading that my kids could log hours they they could extend the .5 credit course to a full (or level up the .5 credit to honors) psychology/social science credit.

introduction to psychology

Here are a few things the e-text includes:

-new words and key concepts in sidebars

-comprehension questions for each chapter


-answer key

-instructions on how to make the course ½ credit average high school level, 1 full credit average high school level, or ½ credit college prep, advanced or honors levels

introduction to psychology lesson plans

Help your teen discover God’s handiwork in creating human brains and souls while earning a psychology/social science credit.  

That is the purpose of our 7 Sisters Psychology from a Christian Worldview.



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Psychology as a High School Elective

Vicki Tillman

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