Study Guide Specifications
CLEP exams are administered at colleges and universities
Congratulations on choosing to learn about psychology! It is one of the most versatile fields of study, playing a key role in areas as diverse as advertising and engineering, politics and education, medicine and management.
This overview of the field is designed to prepare you to pass the College Level Educational Program (CLEP) test in Psychology. It obviously cannot cover every aspect of the entire field, but will define and explain the full range of material that will appear on the CLEP exam. We'll do this by first exploring the broad dimensions of the field what psychology is and isn't, and some historical background about how it got to where it is today. A survey of three other major sections follows: physiological influences on behavior, internal mental and emotional processes, and external social influences on behavior.
As you read this text, pay particular attention to the key terms in bold print. These will be reviewed at the end of each unit, along with additional practice questions. A final comprehensive practice test appears after the last unit, with answers at the back. Best wishes as you begin your psychological journey!