psychology

  1. Coursera

    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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    Coursera Introduction to Psychology

    Overview This course will highlight the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory...
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    Coursera Buddhism and Modern Psychology

    Overview The Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism and science are deeply compatible and has encouraged Western scholars to critically examine both the meditative practice and Buddhist ideas about the human mind. A number of scientists and philosophers have taken up this challenge. There have been...
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    Coursera Social Psychology

    Overview Ever wonder why people do what they do? This course—which includes more than $1,000 of video and reading materials—offers some answers based on the latest research from social psychology. Students taking the course for a Certificate will also receive free membership in Social Psychology...
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    Coursera Psychological First Aid

    Overview Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition. Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention...
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    Coursera Positive Psychology

    Overview This course discusses research findings in the field of positive psychology, conducted by Barbara Fredrickson and her colleagues. It also features practical applications of this science that you can put to use immediately to help you live a full and meaningful life. Taught by Barbara...
  14. edX

    edX The Science of Happiness

    Overview "A free eight-week Science of Happiness course that will offer practical, research-backed tips on living a happy and meaningful life." - The Huffington Post We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those...
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    edX Psychology of Personal Growth

    Overview Want to learn about how you become who you are, but not sure where to kick off that journey? This is a fantastic course for you. This course covers important factors influencing your personal growth (i.e., how you grow by exposing yourself to new experiences). We discuss personality...
  16. edX

    edX The Psychology of Criminal Justice

    Overview This course systematically explores the effectiveness of the law and justice system from a psychological perspective. By experiencing a fictional case first hand, you will learn about the psychology of law and some of the misconceptions commonly held about criminal justice. What...
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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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