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Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge

A challenging but fascinating topic on the way to achieving self-knowledge is the unconscious. For well over a century, psychologists, philosophers, and many others have posited a level of mentality that is not immediately open to introspection; some would even say that certain unconscious elements cannot be known through introspection. This course will examine some of the most influential ideas about the unconscious starting with the work of Sigmund Freud, and follow the development of theories of the unconscious all the way to present research in experimental psychology. But be warned: some of the things you may learn about your unconscious mind may be surprising, and possibly even disturbing! --- This course was created by a partnership between The University of Edinburgh and Humility & Conviction and Public Life Project, an engaged research project based at the University of Connecticut and funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Starts Oct 26 (in 3 days)
Cost $49
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Instructor Mitchell Green
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Subjects Social Sciences Art & Design Humanities Science
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Rating 4.8 based on 8 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3 levels of commitment: Learn (1.5h/week), Engage (3h/week), Go Further (3+h/week)
Starts Oct 26 (in 3 days)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructor Mitchell Green
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Art & Design Humanities Science
Tags Social Sciences Arts And Humanities Personal Development Philosophy Psychology

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