This online course stresses the nature, scope, and methods of psychology. The topics included in the course are: the history of psychology, human development, sleep and consciousness, learning, memory, motivation, personality, psychological disorders, adjustment, health, and applied psychology, This course is designed as a entry level college course. It is a fine introduction and preparation for related college courses, or just for personal enrichment. This course is designed as a semester course, and enrollment should be restricted to juniors and seniors.

Pat Oedy-Murray teaches at Mercy College, Toledo, and at Lourdes University, Sylvania. Pat holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and religious studies, and a master’s degree in pastoral studies.