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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Introduction to Psychology

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 3 readings
3 readings
About this course10m
Optional Happiness Survey10m
Introductory readings10m
3 hours to complete

Foundations

3 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 136 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
Dualism14m
Neurons14m
Parts of the brain9m
Our two brains5m
A bit of humility5m
Sigmund Freud3m
The psychodynamic approach10m
Stages of development5m
Defense mechanisms6m
Scientific assessment of Freud7m
Taking Freud seriously3m
B.F. Skinner4m
Habituation2m
Classical conditioning12m
Instrumental conditioning14m
Scientific assessment of Skinner11m
3 readings
The Brain10m
Freud10m
Skinner10m
1 practice exercise
Foundations30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Development and Language

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 111 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
Piaget4m
Piaget's Developmental Stage Theory7m
Scientific evaluation of Piaget4m
Methods for studying infants14m
How are children different from adults?6m
Explanations for development11m
What is language?2m
Basic facts about language11m
Phonology3m
Morphology5m
Syntax8m
Language acquisition13m
Language and thought10m
2 readings
Development10m
Language10m
1 practice exercise
Development and language30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Cognition

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Problems of perception5m
Perception of brightness2m
Perception of objects4m
Perception of depth5m
Attention8m
Important memory distinctions2m
Memory storage6m
Learning5m
Remembering4m
Failures of memory10m
False memories6m
2 readings
Perception and attention10m
Memory10m
1 practice exercise
Cognition30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Self and others

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 122 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
Why evolution matters13m
Facial expressions7m
Fear4m
Kinship7m
Attachment8m
Prisoner's dilemma12m
Irrationality and culture8m
Social animals3m
Self12m
Attribution4m
Liking8m
The psychology of groups4m
Social categories4m
Social categories II11m
2 readings
Emotions10m
Social10m
1 practice exercise
Self and others30m

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