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Intro to Psychology

San Jose State University via Udacity


Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.


  • Introduction to Psychology
    • Practice versus research.,Industrial and organizational psychology.,Forensic psychology.
  • Research Methods
    • Sex chores correlation and correlation coefficients.,Beach correlation study.,High fives study.
  • The biology of behavior
    • Introducing Matt Sputnik and genetics.,Timeline of humans and human evolution.,Genetic code and dominance complexity.
  • Sensation and Perception
    • Weight difference threshold.,Mechanoreceptors and the Golden brain ceremony.,Nearsightedness and the eye and the Odins eye theory.
  • Psychological development
    • Nature vs nurture.,Developmental stages and domains.,Prenatal exposure.
  • Consciousness
    • Coma and consciousness, and attention.,Meditation.,The function of sleep, sleep apnea and Insomnia.
  • Depressants, Hallucinogens and Opioids
    • Barbituates and benzodiazapines, alcohol and other depressants.,Heroin and other opioids, cannabis, marijuana effects.,Psilocybin for terminal illness, MDMA for PTSD.
  • Memory
    • H.M. or Henry Molaison, removal of the hippocampi.,Sensory memory, central executive.,Introduction to long-term memory.
  • And much more...
    • Language, intelligence, motivation and emotion.,Stress and health, personality.,Social behavior, psychological disorders.

Taught by

Susan Snycerski and Greg Feist


4.6 rating, based on 25 Class Central reviews

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  • muito bom o curso..uma nova experiência para mim e na minha carreira de docente que estou colocando em pratica.
  • Vania Maria Cunha Mendes
    I am very motivated to finish the course. It's really complete and easy to follow due to the methodology. Instructors are very clear and exercises very helpful.
  • This course is very interesting, i've learned quite a few things already, which is very helping. I have not completed the course yet, and is looking forward to the rest of the material. It helps that i can do it at my own pace, because we don't all have time to be at a certain place at a certain time, that is why this is so great for me.
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    Mike Bathke
    It's all well and good, the knowledge is there and it's great for helping people who are total beginners but it's delivery is comes across quiet a bit on the condescending side. I'm not sure if this is just a cultural thing because it's from the States but it's painfully over explained most the time and I just want them to get to the point and get on with it. We're here to learn. I appreciate it may be an attempt to be fun but it all doesn't need to be so drawn out.
    I'm gonna see it out because the knowledge is all there and they know what they're on about, it's just too dressed up for my liking.
  • Adrian Kitching
    As I have just started this course, so my review will be regarding the initial response of getting a feel for level of study and ongoing assessments. With regard to these two I have found them at the right level and number and so will help me to remember the key topics as I journey through this course. T he online tutor team who teach via the videos are clear and explain key points. I will give further reviews as I progress through this course but so far I am finding this course good
  • Janney Vera
    This is a very nice course, it perfectly demonstrates the different areas of Psychology. Taking notes is easy as it clearly shows information, and even provides small quizzes. I would definitely recommend this course for beginners whom share the same interest for Psychology.
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    Anastasiia Shystovska
    This was a great class!
    Very interesting, informative and intensive! I really enjoyed this course very much!!!
    The instructors are great!
    This is one of the best online course I ever had till now.
  • The course is too educative and interesting. It opens up the mind of someone to think for someone in advance.
  • Nice introduction, ideal for beginners or curious people like myself.
    Lessons with tests and a lot of space for questions and answers.
  • Anonymous
    This is a good platform since it helps us as students to learn more on the courses you offer online .
  • Kohila Devi
    Introduction to psychology course is highly useful to me, Each and every lesson are highly informative. Quiz question made me very alert in each and every unit. Instructors are experts. Demo sessions guided me to lead me in progress way. I am very much thankful to the three teachers to completed the course in successful manner. Thanks to udacity online learning platform.
  • Anonymous
    It is a really great course with relevant and engaging material! Everyone who likes Psychology will get a comprehensive overview of concepts and landmark experiments. Well done and thank you!
  • Anonymous
    bu kursun aynısını adresi üzerinden yapmak istiyorum. Aslında bunu yapabilecek yetenek ve imkana sahip olduğumu iddia edebilirim.
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