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Introduction to Psychology: The History and Science of Psychology

Monash University via FutureLearn

10 Reviews 261 students interested
Found in Psychology, History
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $84 Certificate Available
  • Effort 6 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

Learn about the origins of modern psychology and improve your science skills

Contemporary psychology is a well established scientific field, but where did it start?

On this course, you’ll explore the origins of psychology. Starting with the breakaway from philosophy, you’ll investigate the early schools of thought, look into some of the key individuals who shaped the field, and then discover how it emerged as the discipline we know it today.

You’ll also examine what it means for a discipline to be a science, find out how modern psychology evolved, and then master the basic principles of the scientific method that you can apply in your academic or professional career.

This introductory course is for anyone interested in psychology - you don’t need any past experience.

It might be of particular use to learners who have already completed a Bachelor degree in other disciplines who are interested in expanding their science and research skills.

Complete this course, then the program

This course is part of the Introduction to Psychology Program, based on the first unit of Monash University’s fully online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (GDP).

Learners who successfully complete the seven courses in the Program and who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma of Psychology will receive one unit of academic credit.

Taught by

Assoc Prof Matthew Mundy

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Anonymous
5.0 10 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting content. Well explained. The mentors were helpful and knowledgeable. The information was presented in a way that helped me understand psychology better. Now I am determined to continue with more study in this area. I am looking into courses at Monash University.
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Anonymous
4.0 a year ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I did not have much passion for psychology before taking this course but now my thinking has become different especially about physiological psychology and I have become eager for more knowledge about this field. Thank you very much for working hard to draw attention to these fields and studies.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Excellent! A wide range of topics are covered in a very clear outline. The course is both enjoyable and a great start for anyone looking at studying psychology without being shallow.
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Mary C
5.0 6 months ago
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I really liked this course, it seems very complete and interesting just what I needed to complete my knowledge in conjunction with anthropology
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Anonymous
1.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is nothing more than reading a poorly written textbook with minimum guidance. There is more value in the comments posted by fellow students in the forums and these are not verified by FutureLearn. I believe that the course should be removed until a better university provider can be found (I would recommend at least one - University of Chester in England). It would also be a much more useful course if spread over more than two weeks so that the material could be broken down further and time spent on considering the many and varied points raised in the subject.

I speak as one who spent three years in the 1990s studying psychology as half of a combined degree.

Joyce Ireland
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It was a very interesting, very thought-provoking course, and much more in depth then I expected. The fact that I took the course when the mentors were active, really helped improve my thinking process based on their replies, and also my peers replies helped a lot, and also gave me the courage to further explore how I thought I understood what I was learning.
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Anonymous
4.0 9 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am enjoying the course as a follow up to the Introduction of the History and Science of Psychology. Hopefully I will have a better understanding and will be able to do some further reading after completion of the course.
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Yonghesun Y
5.0 9 months ago
Yonghesun is taking this course right now.
The course help me know that how psychology was generated.And i also has learned a scientific way to test something is right or wrong!
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Halimo F
4.0 a year ago
Halimo is taking this course right now.
it is a good course as an introduction to psychology, but where you expect to see a long lecture, you find it short, and the opposite is true
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
It gives you a general understanding of psychology. Great content and useful information provided through a variety of interesting topics.
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