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Tsinghua University

Exploring Psychology's Core Concepts | 走进心理学

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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 covered topic in modern life. Whether it is food, clothing, housing and transportation in life, or how to behave at work, they are all inseparable from psychology and require the knowledge and help of psychology. There are three major 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 psychological research is rich and broad, and intersects with many disciplines. Every student may find an area of ​​interest. This course introduces psychological knowledge from different aspects of cognition, learning, emotion, interpersonal relationships, health, and behavior to answer students' confusions in exploring themselves, understanding society, and thinking about life.

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  • The Key Word that I learned from this course is UNDERSTANDING. It means that Understanding of Self (Self-Awareness) and Understanding of Other through using or exploring the Knowledge or Practice of Psychological Concepts or Developmental Concepts. For me, Science is very Powerful. It is capable to make or it can affect Our Life Positively. I believe this course will make you motivate to understand yourself and other. In addition, it can affect or understand Feeling or Emotion of you or other (E.g. Empathy, Sympathy and Consideration or Kindness).
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    I liked the course, as it introduces the structure of our brain and the processes that occur in it at different stages of a person's life.

    Psychology is a very interesting science. The course also focuses on human psychology, and what controls the desires and capabilities of everyone.

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