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Taking a biblical approach to how our minds work.

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PSYCHOLOGY IS A YEAR-LONG COURSE FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12.

For centuries, man has studied the human mind in search of truth, frequently on the basis that “man is the measure of all things”. As Christians, we see that the human mind must be understood in light of its Creator. Through the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors, this course examines the history, practice, and cutting edge research in psychology, providing a foundation for students in the discipline. The course will trace the history of psychology through Plato, Aristotle, Freud, William James, Jung, Skinner, and others. It introduces students to personality, classic psychological theory, the biological basis of behavior, emotions and motivation, memory, cognition, self-concept, child and adult development, sensation and perception, social psychology, individual and family counseling, psychology and cognitive science of religion, abnormal psychology, and individual and group therapy. The course also covers neural anatomy, contemporary neuroscience and cognitive science, artificial intelligence and artificial life, embodied mind, animal cognition, and evolutionary psychology. All these people, developments and ideas will be considered through a thoroughly biblical worldview. This course is available in Live Online format.

The Veritas Approach to Electives

Electives give students the opportunity to pursue particular interests. Core curricula such as Latin, Logic, Rhetoric, Math, and Science are essential to every student. Electives then allow students to pursue areas that interest them.

Veritas is excited to offer a growing collection of electives. We expect to add to the list often. Good subject matter that will complement the students’ overall education, good curricula along with a good plan, enough students interested in the topic, and a great teacher are all that’s needed to consider an elective.

And some electives can be taken for dual credit in 11th or 12th grade, giving students some of the hours they’ll need for a college degree.

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