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Online Course

Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning

Monash University via FutureLearn

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Found in Psychology
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 6 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

Understand the different ways we learn

How do people learn different behaviours? How does biology affect our ability to learn new things?

On this course you will answer these questions and others, exploring the psychology of learning. You will consider the difference between learned and instinctive behaviours and approaches to how we learn - for instance, you’ve probably heard of Pavlov and his dog, an example of classical conditioning. But you’ll also learn about operant conditioning (learning behaviours based on positive or negative consequences), and observational learning (watching other people and imitating their behaviour).

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning psychology.

It will 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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Reviews for FutureLearn's Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning Based on 7 reviews

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Anonymous
a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Really well organized. Provides relevant information when required. All bibliographies added and links to academic as well as practical material available.
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Davidtaitt D
6 months ago
Davidtaitt completed this course and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This course was very educational and effective am hoping to continue my studies in psychology. Keep up the good work
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Luis R
2 weeks ago
Luis completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
As with other Introduction to Psychology courses offered by Monash, Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning is well put together and has plenty of objective, albeit limited, information on the topic. Its main weakness is having no video lessons; it has only one/two videos at the beginning and end of the MOOC, which means that there are tons of reading activities. Fine by me, but it gets boring after some time. There are many quizzes, which contribute to student learning, and links to journal articles. Overall, it's a good MOOC if you like its reading-based format.
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Anonymous
a month ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am learning this course currently at the moment it is an excellent course and the mentors are really nice and helpful and are always there for us to help us and support us with the course . So far I have enjoyed the first week of Psychology of learning and the topics this week have been very interesting to learn about .
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Anonymous
6 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
An interested course that presents information via articles and videos. The other students taking the course made interested comments. The two course mentors provided good feedback and useful, personalised comments.
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Anonymous
8 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I think this course is give to us many sources to read. I am observing how biology is important to understand being human. As a history degree how background some matters are news to me. Thanks.
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Anonymous
2 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Although this course is just a brief introduction to psychology of learning, it offers a lot of materials to carry on learnig and motivates to learn more on your own.
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