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About the Course

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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Oct 06, 2020

Wonderfully tied together, and certainly a lot more reading material provided - which I suspect will further enhance my understanding of the topic. Definitely a class that could help anyone.


May 19, 2019

Amazing experience of blended learning. I think this course is a must do for anyone with a penchant for Neuroscience, Behavioral medicine and Phiolosophy. What are we; but rational beings.

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Jun 07, 2020

Very interesting and knowledgeable. Thank you so much!!

By Engy E T

Jul 09, 2020

it is great and helps me to know more about myself

By Gonzalo C

Jun 29, 2020

Great material for non specialists on the subject.

By Konstantin

Apr 24, 2020

Amazing course, very concise and up to the point.

By jenny

Jun 11, 2020

Really interesting insights and interactions

By Frank K

May 06, 2020

The course was excellent as was the lecturer

By Vanilson J P

May 27, 2020

Excellent. Lots of materials to go further.

By Kashish M

Oct 02, 2020

Very interesting and insightful

By Mary G O

Oct 09, 2020

Very helpful and informative

By BharatK S

Aug 31, 2020

I like it, like it, like it.

By Aditya C

Aug 07, 2020

amazing and insightful

By chandrasekhar K

May 25, 2020

IT is very good course

By Venya

Oct 05, 2020


By Vasanthi V

May 20, 2020

Thank you so much!

By Marcílio M M

Aug 28, 2020

Very nice course.

By Srinivas R G

Sep 05, 2020

Excellent course

By Bitten A

Apr 14, 2020

Fantastic course

By Proinsias R

Aug 20, 2020

Very enjoyable!

By Sajjad M

May 22, 2020

Amazing course

By Nibodhi H

Apr 18, 2020

Great intro

By MD. A H

Aug 18, 2020


By Nicola S

Jul 03, 2020



Sep 25, 2020

Even though the course is well-organized, the presentation could be more vivid, rather than remaining to be only a verbal content delivery. The key definitions and the concepts could be revised now and then, in the forthcoming videos. More importantly, the opinions a few psychologists is discussed at length, but the concept of mind as per the deeper teachings in cultural texts or spiritual teachings is not covered. In fact, the mind's unconscious side is discussed only in spiritual teachings.

By Gary D P

Oct 20, 2020

Enjoyable course. Well designed and interesting. I did learn something regarding psychology. As we advance as human beings we often forget that psychology needs to be updated. People no longer have the same reservations as they once had. So many of the old theories are now obsolete.