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Introduction to Psychology

Monash University via FutureLearn Program

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Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. The principles of psychology are critical to a range of industries from counselling and teaching to human resource management and marketing. This program will introduce fascinating psychology theories and ask you to apply them to issues in the world around you. The program also introduces key research skills and will challenge you to develop critical thinking skills.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Psychology: The History and Science of Psychology
-Investigate the history and science of psychology while mastering the basic principles of the scientific method.

Course 2: Introduction to Psychology: Biological Psychology
-Understand the link between behaviour and human biology, and learn how genes and the environment influence our behaviour.

Course 3: Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning
-Explore how new behaviours are learnt by examining different types of psychological conditioning.

Course 4: Introduction to Psychology: Developmental Psychology
-Examine the physical, cognitive and social development we undergo throughout our lives.

Course 5: Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Personality
-Explore the complex factors and influences that help shape our personality and examine what makes us different, and why.

Course 6: Introduction to Psychology: Sensation and Perception
-Learn how our sensory systems work together to help us to perceive and respond to the world around us.

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Assoc Prof Matthew Mundy

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