I found this course very interesting and interactive. I especially enjoyed the week of extra videos where we went into detailed psychological concepts like dreaming. Thank you for an amazing 12 weeks!
This course made me think deeply about myself and my experiences within the world around me. The lectures are didactic and instructive and the analogies with day-to-day topics made them even greater.
par Harrinei K•
This is one great course. I would recommend it 100%. You needn't necessarily take this course for a professional benefit, the syllabus is coherent and thorough, easy, and interesting. You never feel the burden of learning at any point. Professor Steve is amazing and so cool. He is extremely knowledgeable and at the same time, funny. Follow up properly on the topics and do every extra reading the professor suggests,...you would not regret taking this one.
par Yuliia A•
Really great course to start the journey into the world of psychology. Professor provides clear information in an interesting and engaging form. Plus, in contrast to some other courses with 4 or 5 weeks of few lectures, here you get 8 weeks with 7-9 lectures in each. I really enjoyed it! And will definitely wait for the next one, in order to go along with the course and purchase a certificate (I found out about this course too late to finish it in time).
par Hermes J D R P•
An amazing and enjoyable course by Prof. Joordens. In my opinion, his ability to tell incredible stories while teaching new concepts was the best feature of the course. I also liked his authentic personality and his unbiased way of talking about any psychological and social concept. In summary, the course covers a wide range of psychological ideas and they're well complemented by the extra material given at the end of each lecture. Utterly recommended!
par Farhad H•
Thank you for the great experience. The course provides an excellent survey of the psychology discipline. I thoroughly enjoyed the lectures, quizzes, and written assignment. The written assignment made the course "real". I had to understand the concept and apply it to the world around me. It provided a good taste of university course.
par Gisela B•
Steve Joordens is one of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure to learn of. If you want to explore psychology in general, this is your course, this man is amazing! I have bought another course of him in another platform to continue.
Thank you very much :)
par Lutfun N•
This is the best MOOC I've done till now.
par CHANTE C C•
I am having a hard time accomplishing the task, to the extent I was flagged that I plagiarized my work.
par Veerle D S•
I saw some of the side dish videos before deciding to take this course. Steven Joordens is very enthousiastic about psychology, and is a good communicator and teacher. This shows in this course and the videos. He seems to teach without any preparation, everything from the top of his head. Very inspiring! For that reason alone I would recommend going through some or all of this course. That said, this may be a challenging course, if you have no previous knowledge of psychology or anatomy for that matter, as the first lectures are about brain anatomy and neurophysiology. For me these were an interesting refresher from courses I took a long time ago. The next weeks' courses build on these basics though, so I can imagine a lot of people do not complete the tests or the final assignment for lack of enough basic background (consolidation of knowledge) retained from previous weeks.
par Brittney N•
I really enjoyed this course. The professor, Steve Joordens, videos are so well done that I often forgot that he couldn't see me and that I was only watching a video. He speaks to the audience, not the camera, and it makes all the difference with keeping viewers engaged. He is a very personable fella and delightfully human. Topics were very well thought out and the delivery was clear and easy to understand. Most importantly, the topics were relatable (Steve would give examples of famous people with the discussed topic and their stories or fun little "did you knows?" kinda things) and therefore easier to remember. I also really appreciated all of the extended reading and video links provided at the end of each lecture. A really fascinating course and a perfect introduction to psychology!
par Valeria G•
This was the first course I take in Coursera and I totally loved it!
To start, Professor Joordens made the course engaging and easy to follow as he provided several types of examples like researches and experiments. Moreover, it has a mini questionary at the end of every lecture to practice what you have learned. In addition, it has lots of extra material, including videos or readings to look at.
Overall, I am very grateful for this course, I had a fascinating experience, I had fun learning the basics and, now, I am more than sure that I want to study Psychology as a career. I definitely recommend this course to everyone interested in psychology. Thanks Professor Joordens! Best regards, Valeria, from Peru
par Kayra J•
La forma didáctica y la manera evolutiva que fue dado el curso hizo sencillo el comprender el origen de la psicología. Como el factor emocional, las relaciones afectivas, el entorno pueden influir en el bienestar mental de una persona a tal punto de hacer que sea psicológicamente inestable. Las enfermedades mentales y desordenes del comportamiento son enfermedades silenciosas que si no son detectadas a tiempo pueden llegar a ser un peligro, no sólo para el individuo sino para todos aquel que están a su alrededor. Gracias a la psicología se puede ayudar a que estas personas pueden llevar una vida más estable.
par Jacqueline J•
Es un curso introductorio que da una amplia mirada a tópicos que debiéramos aprender para mejorar nuestro entendimiento humano en todo orden, a nivel personal, espiritual y social. Lo que más agradezco del curso es la capacidad del profesor en entusiasmar y mostrar alternativas, con una empatía hacia nosotros los alumnos que lo hace ser muy cercano. Seguir el curso es fácil, recomiendo estudiar y revisar bien los links, algunos no tienen los enlaces, pero hoy la información está al alcance de la mano y es cuestión de profundizar por nuestra cuenta. Gracias !!
par Arnab K K•
Prof. Steve is one of the best instructors I have ever come across. He takes an enormous amount of effort to help us understand the topics. He really wants us to learn as best as we can. It was a sheer privilege to have been under his tutelage during this online course. Thank you very much, professor. The course content is also adequate. I learned a lot of things I'd never have got to know on my own. One topic of my personal interest which was not covered was 'psychology and the workplace'. Anyway, I'm very happy I enrolled and completed this course!
par Sandra S•
I absolutely loved this course .It was so very interesting even understanding different parts of the brain and what they do.Human behaviour ,mental illness ,history of psychology and so much more .Steve Jordon is an amazing teacher .He made this course so very interesting that you really looked forward to doing it.This course is extremely good and I highly recommend it.Im 62 with no former education at all .I am trying to keep my brain active in my senior years and am so happy I chose this course thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much .
par RABİA S Ş•
As a pharmacy student, my interest in psychology was always high. School Ankara University. My elective courses at my university were also focused on psychology. I always wanted to learn more, even if I wanted to study the psychology department as a second university. I feel very lucky to take this course. I would very much like to listen to his lectures. You thought the online education was mostly inefficient, I can't imagine how it would be to be his student if Prof Jooderns provides such excellent education even from afar.
par Shweta M•
Excellent Course. Prof Joordens has an amazingly engaging personality and he keeps the lectures fun and personal. I have never met him and at the end when he was saying good-byes I felt as if I am really saying good bye to someone I know in real life.
The course content is extremely well structured, extensive amount of external extra information/ readings is provided and and he provides a lot of examples to explain the psychology concepts.
Overall FANTASTIC COURSE.
Cant wait for more courses from this team
par Ligia C H•
Once I have finished this course of introduction to Psychology, I want to thank Coursera and University of Toronto for everything I learned. The Professor Steve Joordens gave so descriptive and enjoyable explanations about the diverse topics. I thank him for his hard work and dedication.
This course has variable and interesting topics, well structured and with a lot of extra material to read and learn. I really love this course and the way it is evaluated. Thanks again for this amazing opportunity.
par Nazeediya Z•
One of the best courses for a starter, comprehensive and interesting which in turn motivates one to learn Psychology in depth. Professor Steve Joordens is an excellent teacher, professional, concise. Professor presented the course so well that captured the focus of the students and made it very interesting with detailed explanation and provided various links to understand the subject further. I would take this opportunity to thank Professor Steve Joorden and Coursera Team for the excellent work.
par Csilla H•
I was satisfied with and grateful for the knowledge I have gained during the course. Prof. Joordens' lecturing style and passion always made my day. Unfortunately I've missed my feedback on the last peer-graded assignment as I cannot get access to the forum :the course seems to have been closed although there is a week left to watch the extra videos. Anyway, it is just a little frustration at the end, which cannot overshadow the value I received. Thank you
par Olimpia O M•
It is an extraordinary course, I have really enjoyed learning with Professor Joorden, he is a great communicator. I thank you for the great EFFORT you have made synthesizing your knowledges in 25-30 minute videos, great job¡ thank you for that! I come from a totally different sector but I have always been interested in psychology, this course has more than fulfilled my expectations. Thank you for that! I hope I can participate in another Professor Joorden course soon.
par Pratibha V•
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Prof. Steve Joordens' style of teaching is very captivating. He makes the process of learning, a kind of fun activity. He helps the learners to understand the concepts, with the examples, which are easy to relate to. He also helps the learners to expand their horizon through excellent reference links. Thank you Prof. Steve. And, thank you Team Coursera, for providing such a wonderful learning experience through a wonderful teacher!
par Eleanor L G B•
A very fun-course, interactive, and informational. I really learned a lot from this course. It has taught me the different types of personality, perception, behaviourism, insight therapies, and cognitive functions of the Psyche. It even delves deeper into the Theory of Mind especially on how to overcome stress and anxierty through self-awareness. Further elaborates on how humans behave, ineteract, anf evolve. Also explains diagnosis for certain kinds of disorders
par jose m s r•
realmente me encanto, el nivel de exigencia es acorde al prestigio de la universidad.
me gustaría si que hubiesen más clases en español , seria bueno.
que sean de más tiempo en cuanto a semestres, por ejemplo de uno o dos años, pero es genial aprender y lo mejor de todo el coste que tiene es buenísimo ya que en países como e el que yo vivo(chile) acceder a algo así es imposible por lo caro y la educación muy mala.
por esa razón decidí inscribirme aquí.
par Patrick H•
The course was very in depth and varied. Lots of topics were addressed, accompanied by plenty of material to view and/or read. I really liked the essay assignment of week 10, it really gave me the feeling I had to work hard and get out there and present my obtained knowledge. I didn't expect this from an online course, and to me this is a big plus! Also, great job by professor Joordens! Can you say "about" one more time with that Canadian accent? :-)
par Namrata W•
Professor Steve Joordens has been one of the most influential professors I have met until now. This course cemented my love for psychology and I could also look at the basic concepts of psychology with a unique perspective as professor helped me understand it better with relatable and relevant examples and events. Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone even remotely interested in psychology as by the end of it, you will surely love it.