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Introduction to Psychology as a Science 3 – Normal and Abnormal Behavior

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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This course deals with complex normal and abnormal behavior patterns ad determined by Psychology as a Science. Psychology is the study of behavior and the mind. But all of us have tried to understand and predict behavior throughout our lives, first with our parents, then with our peers and teachers, and finally with our friends and co-workers. The difference is that psychological scientists conduct research that discovers the facts about behavior and our minds, so its principles are based on science and not just on intuition and experience. The course covers personality psychology, social psychology, and abnormal psychology. The content of the course has received approval from "Quality Matters", an organization that evaluates on-line courses. The learning outcomes are: (1) Students will be able to recognize and describe major psychological theories of personality and how personality is measured; (2) Students will understand how behavior and our cognition is shaped by being with other people; and, (4) Students will be able to distinguish between different psychological disorders and be able to describe how they are both diagnosed and treated.

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Dr. Anderson D. Smith

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R.veer J
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Normal and abnormal behavioural psychology is very helpful and useful information because today's time of competition and stress, depression so that's this course will be practical and hope that applied in society
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