psychology

  1. edX

    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...
  2. edX

    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...
  3. edX

    edX Introduction to Social Psychology

    Overview We often have firmly held beliefs about why people think and behave the way they do. Sometimes our intuitions are correct, but often they are not. Social psychology helps us understand how people think about themselves and other people and what motivates their behaviour in social...
  4. edX

    edX Introduction to Developmental Psychology

    Overview Have you ever wondered what babies are capable of from the moment they’re born? Developmental psychology is the study of an individual’s social, emotional, cognitive, and biological development through his or her lifespan. The focus of this course will be from infancy to later life...
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    edX Introduction to Clinical Psychology

    Overview Have you ever wondered what causes mental illness, or why we react to stress the way we do? Or what to expect as you get older? Clinical psychology is the study of psychological disorders and the treatments designed to improve the day-to-day lives of people suffering from them. The...
  6. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT

    Overview Anxiety and depression are terms discussed widely, in different media and amongst family and friends. But what do those labels actually mean? On this five week course, from the University of Reading, you will explore what it means to have anxiety or depression and how they are...
  7. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Supporting Adolescent Learners: Social and Emotional Wellbeing

    Overview Gain the skills you need to help adolescent learners thrive. A large and growing body of research shows that adolescents who score high on social and emotional wellbeing report improved grades, better relationships, less trouble at school and a lesser likelihood of emotional problems...
  8. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Exploring Play: the Importance of Play in Everyday Life

    Overview This course from the School of Education at the University of Sheffield will encourage you to think differently about play. We’ll discuss definitions of play and current debates about how the nature of play changes. Does play help us to learn? Can it prepare young people to be...
  9. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn What Is a Mind?

    Overview This free online course will bring together learners and practitioners interested in how the mind works. It aims to build bridges between traditionally antagonistic approaches to understanding the mind. What is a mind? This question has perplexed philosophers, scientists, historians...
  10. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn ($) Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety

    Overview Learn how to identify and help with anxiety in young people Anxiety is a common condition experienced by young people that can escalate to a point where it impacts on their general wellbeing and activities of daily living; brain development and performance at school or college. If...
  11. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Integrating Care: Depression, Anxiety and Physical Illness

    Overview Explore the connection between depression/anxiety and physical illness Around 1 in 3 people have a long-term physical illness, and of these people around 1 in 3 also struggle with mental health problems like depression and anxiety. Symptoms like pain, fatigue, disability, and...
  12. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Understanding Autism

    Overview First identified over 70 years ago, autism is a lifelong developmental disability affecting how a person communicates with and relates to others, and how they make sense of the world. It is a spectrum condition; all people on the spectrum share certain difficulties, but their condition...
  13. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Young People and Their Mental Health

    Overview Learn to recognise, prevent and deal with your mental health problems. Mental health problems often develop during the teenage period. As many as 1 out of 5 teenagers are dealing with these problems. Therefore, it is important that you know how to recognise common mental health...
  14. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Consumer Behaviour and Psychology

    Overview Understand how consumer psychology affects the lives of customers and companies Have you ever wondered why you buy one brand of cereal over another? Or why you might react to different types of advertising? Your decisions are motivated by a number of factors. The study of these factors...
  15. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Defining Mental Health: A Short Introduction

    Overview Understand the complex issues surrounding mental health The topic of mental health is recognised as one of the challenges facing society today. What is good mental health? What myths surround mental health? How do we define ‘normal’ mental health? Get answers to these questions and...
  16. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Introduction to Psychology: The History and Science of Psychology

    Overview Learn about the origins of modern psychology and improve your science skills Contemporary psychology is a well established scientific field, but where did it start? On this course, you’ll explore the origins of psychology. Starting with the breakaway from philosophy, you’ll investigate...
  17. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Introduction to Psychology: Biological Psychology

    Overview Explore the intriguing world of biological psychology On this course, you’ll explore a fascinating branch of psychology, which looks at the connection between behaviour and human biological functions, in particular, the nervous system. You’ll examine the role that genetics, heredity...
  18. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning

    Overview Understand the different ways we learn How do people learn different behaviours? How does biology affect our ability to learn new things? On this course you will answer these questions and others, exploring the difference between learned and instinctive behaviours, and considering...
  19. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Introduction to Psychology: Developmental Psychology

    Overview Learn about the psychological changes that all humans go through As humans, we experience three phases of development over our lifespan: physical, cognitive and social development. On this course, you’ll investigate the key transitions associated with these phases of development...
  20. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Personality

    Overview Learn about the complexities of personality, and what makes us - us On this course, you’ll examine the factors that influence something as complex as your personality. You will explore the work of Freud on the psychodynamic perspective of personality, and consider theories of...
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