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Online Course

Psychology of Personal Growth

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via edX

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  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate $50 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-3 hours a week
  • 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 Based on 30 reviews

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Anonymous
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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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is useful as a part of psychology. I would advise it to those who considers psychology as his/her future. By completeting this course there is a better undertanding of the matter . once completing it up, it is easier to understand if you want to go forward with this science, is it interesting for you?
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Rashi R
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
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
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
Anonymous completed this course.
the information and the way it is given is very clear. the lectures are not long. so you need not much time to finish one. the time is right good enough. the lecturer is very friendly. and it was a pleasure to listen to her.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
It is helpful and relatable for me since I am also from asia. I liked how the professor talked about the different aspects of personal growth especially understanding yourself and romantic love.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is very interesting and displays ( my personal favorite) a relatable and intriguing concept which is the 7 plus 1 types of love and what they consist of.
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Troyce T
Troyce completed this course, spending 35 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I am 88 years old and have not taken a test in years.

I thought, when I got beyond my freight, somewhat, that the Course was just what I was looking for.

I am persuaded that seniors should take courses to prevent old age diseases. Yes! They make one feel alive and worth something. All is not lost.

This course was most interesting and it proved a point of concern

I made it!

I am still alive and not old and senile. I am ready to take another next fall. I must play with my flowers this summer. I am a Poet also. I will have to give that some time also.

Thanks for allowing me to take the course.

I hope I passed.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I did not learn what I expected from the course, but what I did learn made it all worth it. It felt kinda slow in the beginning, but it's only because she needed to explain how psychologists study human behavior, which proved to be very interesting. A lot of it was comparing many characteristics of chinese culture with the western world which deepened my understanding. A varied curriculum and perfect pace, as well as supplementary material provided by the instructor and discussion topics and clarifications made it more engaging. Would recomend.
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Anonymous
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
Anonymous completed this course.
I learned about the effect of cultural difference on people's view of emotion & romantic love. I was able to see the difference between the western culture and the Chinese one. The Sternberg Triangular Theory of Love is interesting. And I especially like the campus videos that share the views of students from around the world.
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Khaled K
Khaled completed this course.
he content was really excellent, maybe i prefer a more experimental and less a survey basis but that's probably more a limitation in the evidence than anything. EDX has been bothing me a lot lately because the archived material often has deactivated test modules but that isn't a problem here
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Anonymous
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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Anonymous
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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Rogelio E
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
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is very interesting and useful for young people like me. I can perceive myself more clearly after learning each lesson. I especially impressed with the reading part after the lecture! Thank you very much!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It was fun to learn about different things regarding emotions, feelings, romantic love, and differences among culture. While not a required course, it is very enjoyable and tackles psychological topics really well.
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Anonymous
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
Anonymous completed this course.
perfect course for personal growth

loved this course and would surely recommend this course to all those people out there who want to know or study themselves and want to make them grow
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