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Intro to Psychology

  • Earn 3 transferable credits
  • 100% online and Zoom-free
  • Includes everything you need

Course cost $597

Original price: $1332

Monthly payment option available


  • College Credits

  • Fun + Flexible

  • Affordable

  • Course

    From the co-founder of MasterClass, embark on a journey into the most complex system in the known universe: the human mind.

    Covering topics from Consciousness to Happiness to Serial Killers, this course offers real-world case studies and the latest tools to understand what makes us… us.

    Experience 12 world-class instructors available on-demand in cinematic video. A gorgeous interactive textbook based on evidence-based active learning principles will help you go deeper, and competency-based retakable quizzes will etch these lessons into your long-term memory.

  • Brilliant

    We’ve hand-selected a dream-team of 12 renowned instructors from schools like Yale, NYU, and Columbia to take you deep inside the human psyche.

  • How it

    First, choose between a 14-week term or 7-week intensive.

    Enjoy cinematic video lessons (our CEO co-founded MasterClass).

    Enhance your learning with gorgeous interactive textbooks based on evidence-based active learning principles.

    When it is time for exams, open windows are designed to fit around your schedule.

    Earn 3 transferable college credits provided by University of Pittsburgh, a Top 60 school.

  • Dedicated

    Hit a snag on the site? Have a burning question? We’ve got you covered.

    Our dedicated Student Success team is available to assist you—and push you—to help you pass with flying colors.

    (And, if you do all the work but do not pass, we will offer a full refund*)

Transferable credits from a top 50 school

You'll earn college credits from the University of Pittsburgh upon course completion.

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Full refund if you do the work and don't pass

If you’ve put in the time and effort to do all the work for a course but do not receive a passing grade, that’s on us and you will receive a full refund. You may also exit the course before the drop deadline to receive a full refund (14 days from start for 14-week courses).

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Traditional course Outlier Intro to Psychology

Cost per course

$1332 on average

Cost per course

$597 with monthly payment option


Usually 3-4 credits from your school


Earn 3 transferable credits from the University of Pittsburgh


Pay full price after the drop deadline


Full refund if you do the work but don't pass


In-person or Zoom


Interactive and 100% online (Zoom-free)


1 per class


Multiple per class


Specific time and place


On-demand, anywhere


Specific hour


Flexible window

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What you’ll learn

This course covers all the basic principles and latest Psych topics you’ll need for college credit, like Research & Methods, Neurobiology, Emotions, Learning + Memory, Abnormal Psych, and more (see the syllabus for a complete list), plus:

  • How to strengthen personal relationships using social psychology

  • How recreational and prescription drugs affect brain functioning

  • The psychological profiles of serial killers (and other criminals)

  • Why Carl Jung was great at guessing, but terrible at science

  • Evidence-based techniques for improving memory and study habits

Other key concepts covered

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Hear from our alumni

  • Taija L.

    Taija L.

    Intro to Psychology

    “I’ve taken so many intro to psych courses in my college career and this one’s by far my favorite AND it’s online.”

  • Catherine P.

    Catherine P.

    Intro to Psychology

    “I found the class very detailed for an intro class (my husband took Intro to Psych in college and said he didn’t learn nearly as much as I did). I really enjoyed the course and I look forward to taking yet another Outlier course.”

  • Daniel J.

    Daniel J.

    Intro to Psychology

    “I did not know an online course could be so intense and captivating as though it were a physical class. Kudos to the entire team!!!”

Frequently asked questions

  • We recommend students have earned at least a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. You must be 13 or older and willing to commit yourself academically to enroll in our courses. Students attempting Outlier courses should be ready for the academic rigor of college-level coursework.

    In addition, you'll need Wi-Fi and a laptop or desktop computer. (You can stream lectures in our iPhone app, but you'll need a computer to complete the rest of your courses.)

  • When you Audit an Outlier course, it simply means you’re taking the course without the expectation of earning credits or impacting your college transcript. You will not receive a grade, a transcript, nor credits, and will not be participating in exams.

    Audit Path is ideal for:

    -High school students who are looking to add sparkle to their college applications, or learn more about a subject, but wish to avoid the burden of impacting their permanent records.

    -Lifelong learners who want to take a serious course but aren’t interested in receiving grades or college credits.

    Audit Path includes:

    -Lifetime access. Your course will never expire.

    -Access to all course materials (except midterms and final exams).

    -Access to our Student Success team to ensure you’re still reaching your learning goals.

    Audit Path makes you exempt from the following:

    -Quizzes (though Auditing students can still participate)

    -Midterm finals/grade

    -Final exams/grade

    If Auditing sounds right for you, after registering for your course, simply email us at success@outlier.org and let us know you’d like to go the Audit path. Note: You must contact us with this request before the drop deadline for your course.

  • Tutoring sessions will be scheduled to maximize compatibility with students’ schedules and availability. Exams and writing assignments (when applicable) are each open to take for a set window of time (usually several days); however, all other course materials are available to you from the time the course opens through the end of the final exam window.

  • If you have a request for reasonable disability accommodations, contact success@outlier.org. Please include specifics regarding the accommodation you are seeking. Additionally, if you have a disability accommodations letter from a school you are currently attending, you may send that to us as well.

    Outlier is committed to ensuring that learners with accessibility needs have equal opportunity to succeed in our courses.

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