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Intro to Psychology

San Jose State University via Udacity

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Overview

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.



Why Take This Course?

Students will be able to:

  • identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.

  • place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts.

  • identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them.

  • evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues.

  • recognize the interactions of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of individuals.

Syllabus

Lesson 1: Introduction to Psychology

Lesson 2: Research Methods in Psychology

Lesson 3: The Biology of Behavior

Lesson 4: Sensation and Perception

Lesson 5: Human Development

Lesson 6: Consciousness

Lesson 7: Learning

Lesson 8: Memory

Lesson 9: Language and Thought

Lesson 10: Intelligence

Lesson 11: Motivation and Emotion

Lesson 12: Stress and Health

Lesson 13: Personality

Lesson 14: Social Behavior

Lesson 15: Psychological Disorders

Lesson 16: Treatments for Psychological Disorders

Taught by

Susan Snycerski and Greg Feist

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Vania M
Vania is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
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.
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Adrian K
Adrian is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
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
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Chantel J
by Chantel is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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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Janney V
by Janney is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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 S
by Anastasiia completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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.
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Very helpful course. greets, Flumi oh I need some more words to create a acceptet review. That's a great invention. one two three five.
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Tyson K
by Tyson is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course is too educative and interesting. It opens up the mind of someone to think for someone in advance.
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Kohila D
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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.
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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!
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Ivan I
by Ivan is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Nice introduction, ideal for beginners or curious people like myself.

Lessons with tests and a lot of space for questions and answers.
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