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Psychology of Personal Growth

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Self Improvement
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $50 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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Overview

Want to learn about how you become who you are, but not sure where to kick off that journey?  This is a fantastic course for you.

This course covers important factors influencing your personal growth (i.e., how you grow by exposing yourself to new experiences).  We discuss personality and emotion, romantic and intimate relationships, as well as the interplay between culture and these factors on your growing up. In the course, we allude to the findings pertinent to the Chinese samples.

Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Psychological Adjustment
Module 2: Understanding Yourself
Module 3: Exploring Your Emotion
Module 4: Romantic Love and Culture
Module 5: Intimate Relationships

Taught by

Michelle YIK

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Reviews for edX's Psychology of Personal Growth
4.6 Based on 12 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 7 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoyed taking this course with professor MichelleYik. She explained all the concept in an excellent , professional and enthusiastic way.

I learned a lot about the effect of cultures on our personal growth and on our understanding of the world around us. I was able to see the difference between the western culture and the Chinese one, and I tried all through the course to analyse my personal growth from different perspectives.

What I liked the most is the analysis of Love, through the Sternberg Triangular Theory of love. It is really very interesting . Thank you Professor Michelle for this wonderful course. You mentioned in the conclusion that you will preparing more courses, I will be looking forward to that..
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Rashi R
4.0 6 months ago
Rashi completed this course.
It was good over-all but become vague at some points .

At later parts it was more oriented towards Chinese culture therefore it was not much easily related to the people of different countries and cultures. Also the course is finished now therefore some of assignments are not available.
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Anonymous
4.0 7 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I think that this was a very interesting course, covering many different aspects of human personality development. From my point of view, it would be even more interesting, if you could also teach about how to help other people to develop their personality/personal growth.
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Anonymous
5.0 10 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I really liked this course, well organized, informative and educational. I would suggest this course to everyone who is interested in the topic of self-growth. Great course!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Psychology of Personal Growth is a interesting course. It is about discovering who you are as a person. It taught me about the culture in the Chinese community. It taught me about emotions and using a dictionary to look for words that describe a person. It also talked about relationships and love in the Chinese community. My classmates and I answered questions about other cultures in our discussion posts. These are just some of the things I did in this course; Good Luck to anybody or everybody who takes this course in the future.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course has taught me a lot about the culture in the Chinese community. I learned about emotion, love, and relationships in this course. I also learned that you can use the dictionary to look for words that can describe people, based on personality.
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Rogelio E
4.0 3 months ago
Rogelio completed this course.
Good course, so interesting. Learning about culture in other countries is exciting. In my opinion the instructor looks so serious and i think she needs to be more dinamic in her expressions. But in general the course is useful.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoyed taking this course. This course has taught me a lot of things. This course is about discovering who you are as a person. Anybody can take this course if you want to learn about yourself and your personal growth.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The lectures are very informative with a lot of surprising findings. Very interesting topics. I like the peer assessment part as I got to learn about other people’s point of view from different cultures.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent simple content allowing for creativity and self-discernment of topic. My personal experience was formed due to taking this course, comparing it to my own experience.
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Jeroen D
4.0 3 months ago
by Jeroen completed this course.
The course is clear and concise. The instructor enunciates clearly, and the materials are presented in such a manner that anyone can follow this course self-paced.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course to study, I feel like I know more about myself I will highly recommend this course to any one who wish to know more about their personal growth.
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