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This course deals with an Introduction to Psychology as a Science. Psychology is the study of behavior and the mind. But all of us have tried to understand and predict behavior throughout our lives, first with our parents, then with our peers and teachers, and finally with our friends and co-workers. The difference is that psychological scientists conduct research that discovers the facts about behavior and our minds, so its principles are based on science and not just on intuition and experience. The course covers all areas of Psychology, discussing scientific findings relevant to each area. The content of the course has received approval from "Quality Matters", an organization that evaluates on-line courses. The learning outcomes are: (1) Students will be able to recognize and describe major psychological principles, theories and perspectives; (2) Students will be able to distinguish between different methods used by psychological scientists to study the different areas of psychology; (3) Students will be able to describe the "nature-nurture" controversy across different areas of psychology; (4) Students will know that the basic principles of psychology are based on sound research; and (5) Students will know how the nervous system and other biological systems are involved in understanding behavior and the mind....
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Recommandé : 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Recommandé : 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

Approx. 10 heures pour terminer
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English

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Section 1: Methodology

This week we will start the course by discussing the methods used by psychologists to determine the facts about behavior and the mind. We will emphasize the experimental method because it allows us to determine causation....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 37 min), 4 lectures, 3 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Lecture Video 1.2: Intro to Psychology As A Science - Analysis of Pre-Test13 min
Lecture Video 1.3: Scientific Methods10 min
Lecture Video 1.4: Example of Experimental Method7 min
Reading4 lectures
Syllabus10 min
Course Organization10 min
How To Access Your OLI Textbook10 min
Consent Form10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
General Psychology Pre-Test50 min
Section 1 Quiz20 min

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Section 2: Biopsychology

We will examine the relationship between biology and behavior. How does the brain and the nervous system relate to the mind and behavior?...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 50 min), 2 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Lecture Video 2.2: Nervous System13 min
Lecture Video 2.3: Neurons8 min
Lecture Video 2.4: Methods of Biopsychology and Neuroscience17 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Section 2 Quiz20 min

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Section 3: Consciousness

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4 vidéos (Total 36 min), 2 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Lecture Video 3.2: Sleep12 min
Lecture Video 3.3: Hypnosis and Meditation9 min
Lecture Video 3.4: Psychoactive Drugs7 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Section 3 Quiz20 min

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Section 4: Sensation and Perception

Information from the environment is translated by our senses into neural energy. This information is then interpreted by the brain (perception)....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 42 min), 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Lecture Video 4.2: Vision4 min
Lecture Video 4.3: Receptive Fields6 min
Lecture Video 4.4: Audition and the Other Senses10 min
Lecture Video 4.5: Depth Perception7 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Section 4 Quiz20 min

Enseignants

Dr. Anderson D. Smith

Regents’ Professor Emeritus
School of Psychology

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