Calvert Psychology is an introductory elective course for high school students. Throughout the course students examine influences on human actions and beliefs, factors influencing behavior and perception, and basic psychological theories. Students also develop and apply their understanding of psychology through lessons and projects that require interaction and observation of others.
The course seeks to help students expand their knowledge and skills. Throughout the course, students discover that psychology influences many other disciplines, understand that theories develop over time and require validation to be accepted, and examine the various scientific methods and standards used in the study of psychology.