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English

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Week
1

Week 1

20 minutes to complete

Getting started

20 minutes to complete
3 readings
3 readings
About this course5m
Course assessments and exercises5m
Optional companion book
4 hours to complete

The Freudian Unconscious

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 59 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Freud's Method6m
Meditative Moment3m
Inside the Unconscious9m
Freudian Slips9m
Dreams8m
Meditative Moment2m
Is a Cigar Ever Just a Cigar?5m
Left Behind?8m
7 readings
'The Freudian Unconscious', by M. Green5m
'Freud as Philosopher', by G. Marino5m
'What Freudian Slips Really Reveal about Your Mind'5m
Why You Keep Dreaming You Forgot Your Pants5m
Freud's Civilisation and its Discontents5m
Revonsuo's theory of dreaming5m
Freud's General Introduction to Psychoanalysis5m
5 practice exercises
Initial thoughts: Your unconscious10m
Practice Quiz #130m
Creating civilisation anew10m
Practice Quiz #25m
Module 1 Quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Freud's legacy

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 40 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Defense mechanisms8m
Meditative Moment2m
A window into the child's mind3m
Introjecting, projecting, and gaslighting9m
Meditative Moment1m
The best defence6m
Summary2m
8 readings
Anna Freud and child psychoanalysis5m
More on Projection5m
A story of gaslighting5m
'Homophobic? Maybe You’re Gay'10m
Is catharsis really a thing?5m
Empirical study of reaction-formation and other defense mechanisms5m
5 Signs that you're dealing with a passive-aggressive person5m
Object-Relations Theory5m
5 practice exercises
Initial thoughts: "In denial"10m
Practice Quiz 15m
Practice Quiz 25m
Witnessing defence mechanisms10m
Module 2 Quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

The Adaptive Unconscious

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 64 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
Proprioception and other automatic marvels13m
A snowball on top of the iceberg?3m
Meditative Moment2m
Tests for the adaptive unconscious5m
The psychological immune system8m
Implicit bias6m
Durability bias5m
Meditative Moment1m
Conscious will5m
Decision making5m
7 readings
'The Adaptive Unconscious' by M. Green5m
BBC documentary on Ian Waterman5m
'We don't know our own strength'5m
'Consciousness, introspection, and the adaptive unconscious'5m
Take the Implicit Association Text20m
The Implicit Association Test Challenged5m
Miswanting (you probably do it, too)10m
5 practice exercises
Initial Thoughts10m
Practice Quiz #15m
Your personal spin doctor15m
Practice Quiz #2
Module 3 Quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Rationality and Emotions

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 72 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
The Ghastly Ordeal of Phineas Gage6m
Meditative Moment1m
Knows, but does not feel6m
Primary and secondary emotions11m
Somatic markers5m
How would that make you feel?8m
Somatic markers and the SEUT5m
Meditative Moment2m
Somatic markers gone awry8m
Descartes' errors?5m
7 readings
Bear cub videos!10m
More about Phineas Gage12m
'Somatic markers: how your body makes decisions'5m
Alexithymia: life without emotions5m
Damasio on the somatic marker hypothesis5m
Addiction and Somatic Markers5m
Cold War Kids10m
5 practice exercises
Initial Thoughts10m
Practice Quiz #15m
Practice Quiz 2
A SEUT just for you20m
Module 4 Quiz12m
1 hour to complete

Final assessment

1 hour to complete
4 readings
4 readings
Share what you've learned by editing the Wikipedia entry on self-knowledge!5m
A brief How-To5m
The Examined Life
Losing Oneself

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