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Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

20 minutes pour terminer

Welcome and Orientation to the Course

This section is about your orientation to the Coursera interface and the logistics of the course.

2 lectures
2 lectures
Course Logistics10 min
Links to Outside Resources10 min
2 heures pour terminer

History & the Scientific Method

This section is about exploring the introduction to the Science of Psychology. At the end of this first section you'll be able to identify and discuss some of the major movements in the Science of Psychology.

7 vidéos (Total 107 min)
7 vidéos
Lecture 2 - Before Freud (17:46 min)17 min
Lecture 3 - Freud (14:26 min)14 min
Lecture 4 - After Freud (16:25 min)16 min
Lecture 5 - Truth Seeking (12:35 min)12 min
Lecture 6 - Knowledge Association (15:49 min)15 min
Lecture 7 - Knowledge by Contrast (15:23 min)15 min
2 heures pour terminer

The Matter of the Mind

There was a time when one could study Psychology without linking phenomena back to the brain itself, but those days are slowly disappearing. Now every Psychology student, yourself included, is expected to have at least a general knowledge of brain organization and structure. At the end of this section you will be able to locate structures of the brain and discuss its organization.

8 vidéos (Total 121 min)
8 vidéos
Lecture 2 - Your Light Switch (12:40 min)12 min
Lecture 3 - Subcortical Regions (13:27 min)13 min
Lecture 4 - The Occipital Lobe (10:59 min)10 min
Lecture 5 - The Temporal Lobe (14:51 min)14 min
Lecture 6 - The Parietal Lobe (16:07 min)16 min
Lecture 7 - The Frontal Lobe (18:10 min)18 min
Lecture 8 - Split Brain (14:40 min)14 min
2 heures pour terminer

Sensation, Perception, Attention and Awareness

This section is all about the systems our brain uses to get input from the world ... you will be able to recognize what those things around us are and where they are ... and be able to interpret who we are and how we fit.

8 vidéos (Total 133 min)
8 vidéos
Lecture 2 - Point of Contact (20:24 min)20 min
Lecture 3 - Perceiving What: Part 1 (18:38 min)18 min
Lecture 4 - Perceiving What: Part 2 (17:50 min)17 min
Lecture 5 - Perceiving Where (17:35 min)17 min
Lecture 6 - Selection (16:38 min)16 min
Lecture 7 - Self Awareness (13:21 min)13 min
Lecture 8 - Theory of Mind (13:40 min)13 min
4 heures pour terminer


This section is all about learning and behaviourism. When you're done the videos you'll be able to name and describe the topic of learning and behaviour in contexts such as flirting and gambling!

8 vidéos (Total 117 min), 1 quiz
8 vidéos
Lecture 2 - Rise of Behaviorism (15:59 min)15 min
Lecture 3 - Learning (14:09 min)14 min
Lecture 4 - Learning by Consequence (17:32 min)17 min
Lecture 5 - How to Flirt (17:38 min)17 min
Lecture 6 - Conditioned Superstition (10:02 min)10 min
Lecture 7 - Passing the Test (14:40 min)14 min
Lecture 8 - Observational Learning (11:52 min)11 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Midterm Test1h 58min
2 heures pour terminer


This topic is Memory, and it's a big topic, and one I know a fair amount about. It was hard to figure out what to present and what to leave out. I tried to include some of the most interesting stuff. I hope you agree. After this section you'll be able to define and summarize topics such as False Memory and Amnesia.

8 vidéos (Total 126 min)
8 vidéos
Lecture 2 - Memory is Not Singular: Part 2 (24:34 min)24 min
Lecture 3 - Reconstructive Memory (13:18 min)13 min
Lecture 4 - False Memory (9:40 min)9 min
Lecture 5 - Deja Vu (19:23 min)19 min
Lecture 6 - Familiarity (12:33 min)12 min
Lecture 7 - Amnesias (15:45 min)15 min
Lecture 8 - What is Not Forgotten (14:39 min)14 min
2 heures pour terminer

The Social Mind

This topic is Social Psychology and it features some of the most controversial experiments in psychology. Some of these will having you thinking very deeply for a long time after you see them. You'll have time to analyze and interpret our experience with conformity and authority.

8 vidéos (Total 129 min)
8 vidéos
Lecture 2 - Authority (16:29 min)16 min
Lecture 3 - Protecting the Self (15:04 min)15 min
Lecture 4 - Good People Do Bad (16:25 min)16 min
Lecture 5 - Bystander Interference (12:00 min)12 min
Lecture 6 - Schemas, Stereotypes and Prejudice (16:16 min)16 min
Lecture 7 - Competition, Ignorance, Fear and Prejudice (18:28 min)18 min
Lecture 8 - Attraction (20:15 min)20 min
3 heures pour terminer

Mental Illness

This topic is Clinical Psychology and you'll learn both about various clinical disorders, and about the therapies commonly used to treat them.You'll be able to extend this knowledge to different disorders. Be careful to not start diagnosing all your friends or family (or yourself!)

8 vidéos (Total 162 min)
8 vidéos
Lecture 2 - Anxiety Disorders (21:58 min)21 min
Lecture 3 - Disorders of Emotion (20:32 min)20 min
Lecture 4 - Schizophrenia (22:24 min)22 min
Lecture 5 - Personality Disorders (15:48 min)15 min
Lecture 6 - Insight Therapies (17:53 min)17 min
Lecture 7 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (20:30 min)20 min
Lecture 8 - Biological Treatments (21:44 min)21 min
5 heures pour terminer

Videos by Request

This module is all about you and is about extending our foundational knowledge in the field of psychology so you can discover and describe to others more of what's interesting to you. These curated videos are based on past course requests. We will add new ones as well from time to time as new cohorts make requests.

8 vidéos (Total 220 min), 1 quiz
8 vidéos
Lecture 2 - Dreams (20:58 min)20 min
Lecture 3 - Hypnosis (38:49 min)38 min
Lecture 4 - Stages of Development (26:21 min)26 min
Lecture 5 - Parent-Child Relationships (27:14 min)27 min
Lecture 6 - Intelligence (27:29 min)27 min
Lecture 7 - PTSD (23:20 min)23 min
Lecture 8 - Love (31:19 min)31 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Final Exam1h 30min
2 heures pour terminer

Final Assignment

Final Peer Assessment Assignment

1 quiz
10 minutes pour terminer

Links to Outside Resources

This reading item has links to resources referenced in the course

1 lecture
1 lecture
Links to Resources10 min
2 heures pour terminer

Super Optional Videos

These are extras and side videos that you are not tested on. Feel free to watch if you're interested.

8 vidéos (Total 109 min)
8 vidéos
DanVoyer23 min
Complex Brains working and not12 min
Halloween Side Dish Treat24 min
Synesthesia Side Dish7 min
Anthony Rucco Interview13 min
Jessica Dere Interview13 min
Until Next Time Beans!1 min
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par HWFeb 17th 2017

I loved every minute of this course! Professor Joordens was very engaging and it was set at just the right pace. I'm looking forward to my next course already! The discussion forums are very helpful.

par ECDec 16th 2016

good course. suitable for starters. I learnt some basics and something interesting. I now can analyse some social events from the psychology point of view. I understand humanity a little bit better.



Steve Joordens

Department of Psychology

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