Yale University

Introduction to Psychology

Taught in English

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Paul Bloom

Instructor: Paul Bloom

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No prior experience required
14 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
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There are 7 modules in this course

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1 video3 readings

In this module, you will learn about foundational psychological theories and findings in psychology. We will start with the discovery that our mental lives have a physical basis, introducing the field of neuroscience. And then we will turn to two major psychological theories that have come to shape the world that we now live in—Freud’s psychodynamic theory and Skinner’s theory of behaviorism.

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17 videos3 readings1 quiz

In this module, you will learn about foundational psychological research into development and language. Specifically, you will learn about methods for studying how infants and children think and the core discoveries that they have led to. Then you will learn about the structure of language, how language is learned, and end with a little bit on animal communication, language processing, and relationship between language and thought.

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14 videos2 readings1 quiz

In this module, you will learn about cognitive psychology. Specifically, you will learn about how we perceive the world, how attention works, and we store our experiences in memory.

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12 videos2 readings1 quiz1 plugin

In this module, you will learn about psychology examining the self and others. Specifically, in the first half, you will learn about social and non-social emotions. In the second half, you will learn about how we deal with other people—social psychology.

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15 videos2 readings1 quiz

In this module, you will learn human variation. The focus will focus on personality and intelligence, and the role of genes and environment in explaining individual differences. The second half will focus on clinical psychology by reviewing prominent mental illnesses and therapies.

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13 videos2 readings1 quiz

In the final module, you will learn how psychologists measure happiness and what factors contribute to the good life

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7 videos2 readings1 quiz

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Paul Bloom
Yale University
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