An Introduction to Psychology | 2024

Lead Faculty
Gena Gorlin

This course will cover the major schools of thought, methods of inquiry, and empirical findings taught in a typical Introduction to Psychology course. But it will explore how to understand and evaluate these theories, methods, and findings from an Objectivist perspective. Students will learn how Objectivism can help us consume and get personal value from existing work in psychology, even when it is deeply flawed philosophically. The course will also indicate what academic and applied work there is to be done in the field of psychology, particularly for those interested in bringing Objectivism to bear on it.

Prerequisites: To enroll in this course, students must have completed an “Objectivism Seminar” course.

Audit the Class

Auditing is a great choice for students who want to attend live lectures, ask questions, and participate in some discussions, but do not want to submit assignments.

A typical auditor is a busy professional or retiree, who finds our courses enriching and seeks to learn from our faculty as a hobby. You do not need to apply to audit, simply pay the tuition fee and you will be automatically enrolled in the course.


Apply to be a Graded Student

Graded students in this course are expected to attend lectures and discussion sections, and also to submit assignments to the faculty. Assignments will be graded and given feedback.

To enter this course as a graded student, you must be accepted into the graded program of Ayn Rand University and achieve the necessary prerequisites. Your annual tuition covers as many courses as you wish to take. Most accepted students are granted scholarships, which substantially defray their tuition cost.

Scholarships Available

Tuesdays, 8:30 – 10:30 AM PT

Live Class

April 23, 2024

Start Date

Lead Faculty







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