Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.
Why Take This Course? Students will be able to:
- identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.
- place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts.
- identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them.
- evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues.
- recognize the interactions of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of individuals.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Janney Vera is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a very nice course, it perfectly demonstrates the different areas of Psychology. Taking notes is easy as it clearly shows information, and even provides small quizzes. I would definitely recommend this course for beginners whom share the same interest for Psychology.