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
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.