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Introduction to Psychology

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, learning, attention, perception and consciousness. We will examine human development - both in terms of growing up and growing old - and will discuss the manner in which the behavior of others affect our own thoughts and behavior. Finally we will discuss various forms of mental illness and the treatments that are used to help those who suffer from them. The fact of the matter is that humans routinely do amazing things without appreciating how interesting they are. However, we are also routinely influenced by people and events without always being aware of those influences. By the end of this course you will have gained a much better understanding and appreciation of who you are and how you work. And I can guarantee you that you'll learn things that you'll be telling your friends and family about, things that will fundamentally change the way you think of yourself and others. How can you resist that?!

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Rating 4.8 based on 840 ratings
Length 13 weeks
Effort 18.5 hours videos and quizzes
Starts May 25 (yesterday)
Cost $49
From University of Toronto via Coursera
Instructor Steve Joordens
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Psychology

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highly recommended in 16 reviews

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I highly recommended this for everyone This course is actually quite helpful even if you've no prior knowledge about psychology.

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easy to follow in 8 reviews

This course covers a huge amount, but Steve is an excellent presenter and he makes the subjects interesting and easy to follow.

Steve was a great instructor and made the class easy to follow.

The teacher is just fantastic, the lessons are estructured and organised in a way that is easy to follow and understand.

The course is easy to follow which is ideal for beginners.

He is going to be my teacher at u of toronto so i enrolled out of curiousity,all i want to asay is i can't wait for the university to start interesting, fun and easy to follow.

The course materials are concise and easy to follow; the external video and reading links are helpful at giving a well-rounded understanding of topics.

Very interesting course, easy to follow and engaging professor!

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university of toronto in 7 reviews

Thank you to Coursera, thank you to Steve, and thank you to the University of Toronto for giving us this opportunity.

I can hardly express, how grateful I am to the University of Toronto Scarborough and professor Steve Joordens in pa Excellent introduction.

Thank you Steve and the University of Toronto for making this possible and introducing so many people to psychology.

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get a better in 5 reviews

Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get a better understanding of themselves and the world around them!

this was a gateway for me to get a better understanding of psychological concepts.

the course is well taught and the teacher is really trying to get us to get a better look Wonderful course to get acquainted with a bunch of aspects of human psychology.

I found this course very interesting and helpful in order to get a better understan Detailed introduction, easily understood.

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looking forward in 8 reviews

:) It was awesome and very enlightening .Looking forward to similar courses super useful course, I will be more than happy if professor can teach another course here.

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I have had the best experience ever, everything I have learnt I can actually see it right in front of my eyes happening with people and I am looking forward to see more courses like this.

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human behavior in 7 reviews

I loved this Course.. it helped me understand many aspects of human behavior..

If you are interested in the brain, human behaviors... then this course is made for you.

With a balanced blend between theory examples and videos I got my explanations for a number of phenomena related to human behavior.

This course gives a good understanding of human behavior and psych.

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teaching style in 7 reviews

Every opportunity to go above and beyond in this course is provided and encouraged through Professor Joordens' intriguing and inclusive teaching style.

Very much enjoyed Steve's teaching style and the video materials he shared.

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psychological concepts in 6 reviews

Prof Joordens really captures your attention and gives you all the resources to delve deeply into numerous introductory psychological concepts.

The course has introduced me to previously unfamiliar psychological concepts which has broadened my understanding of the mechanics of the human mind, and social psychology especially.

Prof. Joordens is an engaging lecturer who makes learning psychological concepts engaging and fluid.

Insightful and fun Super Awesome intro to human mind and behaviour Excellent course for those who want to learn psychological concepts and phenomenas, amazing instructor and great sources.

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every minute in 5 reviews

It's worth every minute of it!

I have truly enjoyed every minute of it, and would like to thank Steve Joordens for the highly motivating, inspiring and enthusiastic videos.

I enjoyed every minute of studying.

Worth every minute of my time!

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better understanding in 5 reviews

I niw have a better understanding functioning in that 3 lb wrinkled mass sitting inside the cranium vault.

A better understanding of human nature.

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wide range in 4 reviews

this is the first psychology course I've done and will probably be looking for more in the near future An accessible, fun course, covering a wide range of topics in the field of Psychology.

Acquired a lot of useful knowledge, allowing answers to a wide range of questions.

The course covers a wide range of subjects from the historical to the biological until the practical uses of psychology and even some abstract aspects of human behavior.

Prof. Joordens provides a very clear explanation of a very wide range of topics in a very engaging and entertaining fashion.Certainly, one of the best MOOCs I have engaged with recently.All my appreciation to those who made it possible.Cheers,Enrique.

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Rating 4.8 based on 840 ratings
Length 13 weeks
Effort 18.5 hours videos and quizzes
Starts May 25 (yesterday)
Cost $49
From University of Toronto via Coursera
Instructor Steve Joordens
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Psychology

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