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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Section 1: Introduction and Learning

This week we will start the course by discussing the methods used by psychologists to determine the facts about behavior and the mind. We will emphasize the experimental method because it allows us to determine causation. One of the foundation areas in understanding is learning, how we change behavior through experience.This segment of the course will cover the types of learning.

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4 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lecture Video 1.1: Learning and Classical Conditioning12m
Lecture Video 1.2: Operant Conditioning11m
Lecture Video 1.3: Other Types of Learning8m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Course Organization10m
How To Access Your OLI Textbook10m
Consent Form10m
1 practice exercise
Section 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Section 2: Memory

Memory is another important area for understanding the mind.

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4 videos (Total 51 min), 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lecture Video 2.2: Types of Memory14m
Lecture Video 2.3: Episodic Memory13m
Lecture Video 2.4: Memory Errors and Amnesia13m
1 practice exercise
Section 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Section 3: Cognition

Language and Intelligence allow us to engage in complex cognition.

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3 videos (Total 39 min), 2 quizzes
3 videos
Lecture Video 3.2: Language14m
Lecture Video 3.3: Intelligence12m
1 practice exercise
Section 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Section 4: Development

We also need to understand how behavior changes as we age. In this section we will discuss how cognitive and social behavior develops. We will also discuss my area of research, how memory changes in old age.

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4 videos (Total 40 min), 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lecture Video 4.2: Social Development10m
Lecture Video 4.3: Aging and Memory 16m
Lecture Video 4.4: Aging and Memory 213m
1 practice exercise
Section 4 Quiz20m

Instructor

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Dr. Anderson D. Smith

Regents’ Professor Emeritus
School of Psychology

About Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education....

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