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Introduction to Psychology

University of Toronto via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Psychology
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 4-6 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 12 weeks long

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This course will highlight the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness. We will examine human development - both in terms of growing up and growing old - and will discuss the manner in which the behavior of others affect our own thoughts and behavior. Finally we will discuss various forms of mental illness and the treatments that are used to help those who suffer from them.

The fact of the matter is that humans routinely do amazing things without appreciating how interesting they are. However, we are also routinely influenced by people and events without always being aware of those influences. By the end of this course you will have gained a much better understanding and appreciation of who you are and how you work. And I can guarantee you that you'll learn things that you'll be telling your friends and family about, things that will fundamentally change the way you think of yourself and others. How can you resist that?!

Taught by

Steve Joordens

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4.7 Based on 19 reviews

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Bethenia D
5.0 2 years ago
by Bethenia is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I am taking this course right now and am on week 5 in the course outline. I just wanted to warn others that the instructor is off by a week in his lectures. The midterm quiz comes at the end of week 4 but includes questions relating to week 5. In week 5 lectures, he calls it week 4 in the videos. So, you should skip the midterm in week 4 and go forward to week 5 then go back to the quiz after finishing week 5, if it will let you.

Other than that, this is a great course. The instructor is very easy to understand and is quite personable. Since it is an introductory course, it covers a wide overview. So, even though he jumps through a lot of different areas, the lectures flow nicely and give a lot of detail without going off too far into tangents.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It's a great intro to psychology, it covers a broad range of sub-types and gives you a good grasp on psychology as a whole.
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Maksim K
5.0 2 months ago
Maksim completed this course.
Great course, very easy going and clear explanations of material. Professor doing a great job explaining things in a manner that everyone can understand the material. A lot of home work reading available, interesting studies overviewed. I'll advice that course to everyone interested in psychology.
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Asdoost A
5.0 8 months ago
by Asdoost completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is one of my favorite courses. One of the reason that I really enjoyed taking this course is the instructor of the course, Steve Joordens, who teaches very enthusiastically. He really enjoys talking about psychology and his attitude is contagious.
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Anja
5.0 a year ago
Anja completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I only audited the course out of couriosity. Very interessing! Gives a good overview of the topic. Great teacher! Connects the organ/brain function with the behavoir.
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Pearlie N
5.0 3 years ago
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Samuel O
5.0 a month ago
Samuel is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The course is great,in fact am beginning to learn a lot that i didn't know about my life and the society as whole.
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