Introductory Psychology CLEP Test Description
The Introductory Psychology CLEP test covers the information that is taught in one semester introductory course at the college level in psychology. It covers personality, motivation, sensation, perception, learning and cognition.
Introductory Psychology is a very interesting subject for students to take. The test builds on information that you have already learned through your life experiences. This information covers several types of theories in each major subject area. Not only will you be studying Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs or Freud’s Psychosexual theory, but you will need to know about psychological disorder such as eating disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, etc.
You will be tested on research design, how experiments work, different types of research, surveys, longitudinal research, etc. You’ll also need to know case studies and all about test taking.
It is important to understand that you do not have to answer each and every question correct to get a passing score. You need to get 50 of 100 correct (in most cases) to pass. The people the write the CLEP tests want you to know about half of the information to get a passing score.
CLEP Credits: 3
CLEP Difficulty: 2
Number of Questions on the CLEP Test: 95
ACE Recommended Passing Score: 50