Learning The Fundamentals of Psychology
This course, Fundamentals of Psychology tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior.
About this Course
What are people most afraid of? What do our dreams mean? Are we natural-born racists? What makes us happy? What are the causes and cures of mental illness? Fundamentals of Psychology explore topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, persuasion, emotions, and social behavior. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.
Skills You Will Gain
- Problem Solving
- Abstract thinking
- Analytical thinking
- Critical Thinking
Syllabus – What you will learn from this course
WEEK 1: 1 hour to complete
- Welcome to Introduction to Psychology
In this module, you will learn about foundational psychological theories and findings in psychology. We will start with the discovery that our mental lives have a physical basis, introducing the field of neuroscience. And then we will turn to two major psychological theories that have come to shape the world that we now live in—Freud’s psychodynamic theory and Skinner’s theory of behaviorism.
17 videos (Total 136 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
WEEK 2: 3 hours to complete
- Development and Language
In this module, you will learn about foundational psychological research into development and language. Specifically, you will learn about methods for studying how infants and children think and the core discoveries that they have led to. Then you will learn about the structure of language, how language is learned, and end with a little bit on animal communication, language processing, and the relationship between language and thought.
14 videos (Total 111 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
WEEK 3: 2 hours to complete
- Cognition in Fundamentals of Psychology
In this module, you will learn about cognitive psychology. Specifically, you will learn about how we perceive the world, how attention works, and we store our experiences in memory.
12 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
WEEK 4: 3 hours to complete
- Self and others
In this module, you will learn about the fundamentals of psychology examining the self and others. Specifically, in the first half, you will learn about social and non-social emotions. In the second half, you will learn about how we deal with other people—social psychology.
15 videos (Total 122 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
WEEK 5: 2 hours to complete
- Variation in Fundamentals of Psychology
In this module, you will learn human variation. The focus will focus on personality and intelligence, and the role of genes and environment in explaining individual differences. The second half will focus on clinical psychology by reviewing prominent mental illnesses and therapies.
13 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
WEEK 6: 1 hour to complete
- The good life
In the final module, you will learn how psychologists measure happiness and what factors contribute to the good life
Originally posted 2022-01-14 21:24:34.
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