Exploring Psychology's Core Concepts
This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts that form the foundation of the field of psychology. Topics include history of psychology, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, and life-span development.
Class lectures emphasize an empirical approach to a scientific understanding of human behavior across these domains. In addition to learning basic content information about psychology, students will learn how psychologists ask questions, evaluate evidence, and communicate with each other.
Psychology is the most widely involved topic in modern life. Whether it is food, clothing, housing and transportation in life, or how to behave in the world at work, it is inseparable from psychology and needs the knowledge and help of psychology. There are three mysteries in the world: the mystery of the origin of matter, the mystery of the origin of life, and the mystery of the origin of consciousness. Psychology is the science that explores the mystery of the origin of consciousness. The field of psychology research is rich and extensive, and intersects with many disciplines. Every student may find their own areas of interest. This course introduces psychological knowledge from different aspects of cognition, learning, emotion, interpersonal, health and behavior, in order to answer students' confusion in exploring themselves, understanding society and thinking about life.
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- Self-paced Online
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Course delivery details
This course is offered through Tsinghua University, a partner institute of Trinity College.
3-5 hours per week
- Verified Track -$139
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- basic concepts that form the foundation of the field of psychology and thehistory of psychology
- biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, and life-span development
- how psychologists ask questions, evaluate evidence, and communicate with each other
- Branches of Psychology and Historical Evolution
- Physiological basis of perception and behavior, psychology of learning and development
- Basic Research Methods in Psychology
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