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!
Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The UnconsciousThe University of Edinburgh
About this Course
What you will learn
Gain an appreciation of the relation of methods of learning about oneself that do not depend on introspection.
Become familiar with contemporary research in experimental social psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience into the emotions and the unconscious.
Understand the role of affect in decision making, and self-deception.
Be able to identify and analyse unconscious mechanisms motivating own and other people's actions.
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
The Freudian Unconscious
The Adaptive Unconscious
Rationality and Emotions
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TOP REVIEWS FROM KNOW THYSELF - THE VALUE AND LIMITS OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE: THE UNCONSCIOUS
Very knowledgeable and insightful.
The case studies and the real-life examples along with the meditativce moments, definitely deserve an extra star rating.
I thought that the information presented in the class was clear and easy to understand. The quizzes and discussions reinforced the learning experience.
Systematic delivery of the key concepts with relevant examples to know how unconscious mind impacts one's value proposition; thanks!
Very insightful course, I really enjoyed it. It also gave a lot of extra source material that was very helpful in getting a better understanding of concepts.
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