psychology

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    Coursera Introduction to Psychology

    Overview What are people most afraid of? What do our dreams mean? Are we natural-born racists? What makes us happy? What are the causes and cures of mental illness? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought...
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    edX AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology?

    Overview This psychology course is an introduction to the field of psychology. It begins by asking “What is Psychology?” and provides some concrete answers to that question. Next, it covers the history of psychology and provides a look at the state of psychology today. This course will provide...
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    edX AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

    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...
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    edX AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works

    Overview In this psychology course, you will learn about the mind and the psychology of learning, including coverage of classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and social learning. We will look at the psychology and neuroscience of cognition — including memory, thinking and reasoning. The...
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    edX AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works

    Overview This psychology course is all about how behavior works. You will learn the theories of motivation, hunger, eating, the obesity epidemic, and sexual behavior. We will also examine theories of emotion and observe how developmental psychologists study phenomena across a lifespan. We will...
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    edX AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior

    Overview This psychology course is all about the relationship between health and behavior. We will examine stress as a concept and learn about its relation to health and psychological adjustment. We will discuss abnormal behavior and how psychologists assess it as well as a wide range of...
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    edX AP® Psychology - Course 6: Exam Preparation & Review

    Overview This course will help you prepare for and improve your performance on the AP® Psychology exam. It includes a review of evidence-based study strategies, an overview of the structure of the AP® Psychology exam, and many strategies for how to do well on the AP® Psychology exam. This...
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    Coursera Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences

    Overview Course Description What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive...
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    Coursera Introduction to Human Behavioral Genetics

    Overview Behavioral genetic methodologies from twin and adoption studies through DNA analysis will be described and applied to address longstanding questions about the origins of individual differences in behavioral traits. Taught by Matt McGue Tags
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    Coursera Introduction to Psychology as a Science 1 – Methodological and Biological Foundations

    Overview 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...
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    Coursera Introduction to Psychology as a Science 2 – Fundamentals of the Mind and Behavior

    Overview This course deals with the fundamentals important in 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...
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    Coursera Introduction to Psychology as a Science 3 – Normal and Abnormal Behavior

    Overview This course deals with complex normal and abnormal behavior patterns ad determined by 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...
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    Coursera Psychology of Popularity

    Overview The level of popularity you experienced in childhood and adolescence is still affecting you today in ways that you may not even realize. Learn about how psychologists study popularity and how these same concepts can be used in adulthood to be more successful at work, become better...
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    Coursera Moralities of Everyday Life

    Overview How can we explain kindness and cruelty? Where does our sense of right and wrong come from? Why do people so often disagree about moral issues? This course explores the psychological foundations of our moral lives. Taught by Paul Bloom
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    Coursera Understanding Memory: Explaining the Psychology of Memory through Movies

    Overview Welcome to Understanding Memory. Someone once said that memory is fascinating because sometimes we forget what we want to remember, sometimes we remember what we want to forget, and sometimes we remember events that never happened or never happened the way we remember them. I want to...
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    Coursera Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science

    Overview Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman—renowned worldwide as the “father of Positive Psychology”—has led visionary leaps in the scientific research, empirical data and personal understandings of human flourishing. This course explores the past, present and future of positive psychology as a journey...
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    Coursera Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions

    Overview Positive interventions are one of the building blocks for the application of positive psychology in our day-to-day lives. In this course taught by Dr. James Pawelski, we explore positive interventions through theory, research and practice. We provide learners the basic tools for using...
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    Coursera Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods

    Overview Learners discover how apply to research methods to their study of Positive Psychology. In this course, we study with Dr. Angela Duckworth and Dr. Claire Robertson-Kraft. Through an exploration their work "True Grit" and interviews with researchers and practitioners, you develop a...
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    Coursera Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills

    Overview Learn how to incorporate resilience interventions into your personal and professional life with Dr. Karen Reivich. In this course, you are exposed to the foundational research in resilience, including protective factors such as mental agility and optimism. Several types of resilience...
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    Coursera Introduction to Psychology

    Overview What are people most afraid of? What do our dreams mean? Are we natural-born racists? What makes us happy? What are the causes and cures of mental illness? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought...
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