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edX AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

The University of British Columbia via edX

  • Overview
  1. edX
    Platform:
    edX
    Provider:
    The University of British Columbia
    Length:
    5 weeks
    Effort:
    8-12 hours/week
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    This psychology course will show you how the brain works. You will learn the basics of neuroscience, genetics and evolutionary psychology. We will also cover the visual system and other sensory systems. The course concludes with coverage of the variety of states of consciousness.

    This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions to help prepare you for that AP® Psychology exam.

    This is the second in a six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

    Additional Courses:
    What you'll learn
    • The basics of neuroanatomy, neural transmission, and the endocrine system
    • The basics of genetics
    • An understanding of the field of evolutionary psychology
    • The neuroscience and psychology of the visual system and your other sensory systems
    • The psychology of perception and attention
    • The variety of states of consciousness
    Taught by
    Steven J. Barnes

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