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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Great Experiments in Psychology

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Psychology as a subject interests many but what is popularly known are the common views that humans hold about their race. Over the century, the subject’s endevour to establish itself as a science through various experiments remains unknown to many.The present course attempts to share the most important experiments in the history of Psychology that has helped shape its identity. It aims to aid students’ understanding of how to design experiments with human subjects and assist the student to understand Psychology with a scientific eye.INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Any company has to manage its services. Hence, any company will recognize/value this online course.


Week 1: History and genesis of Psychology as a ScienceWeek 2: Classic studies in Cognitive and Social PsychologyWeek 3: Famous studies in Clinical and Health PsychologyWeek 4: Experiments in Individual differences and cultural diversity



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