Free Introductory Psychology CLEP* Exam Study Guide

General Description

The Introductory Psychology CLEP exam is generally considered one of the easiest CLEP exams to study for and pass, so it’s a great one to challenge if you plan to earn a lot of your college credits through CLEP exams. It stresses basic facts, concepts, and generally accepted principles in 13 areas normally covered in a one-semester introductory psychology undergraduate course.

The exam is 90 minutes long with approximately 95 questions that require you to demonstrate one or more of the following abilities:

  • Knowledge of terminology, principles, and theories
  • Ability to understand, evaluate, and analyze problem situations
  • Ability to apply knowledge to new situations

Mark Allocation

  • History, approaches, methods – 8-9%
  • Biological bases of behaviour – 8-9%
  • Sensation and perception – 7–8%
  • States of consciousness – 5-6%
  • Learning – 10-11%
  • Cognition – 8-9%
  • Motivation and emotion – 7-8%
  • Developmental psychology – 8-9%
  • Personality – 7-8%
  • Psychological disorders and health – 8-9%
  • Treatment of psychological disorders – 7-8%
  • Social psychology – 7-8%
  • Statistics, tests, and measurement – 3-4%

How to Study for the Introductory Psychology CLEP Exam

As you can see, this exam covers a lot of areas, but only briefly. This means that your best bet is to try to figure out only the most popular themes in each group and study them.

Lucky for you, we’ve started putting together the most important information here. Check out our study guide material, and check back often, as we are currently in the process of updating it.