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Available languages

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Subtitles: English, Romanian, Chinese (Simplified)...

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PhilosophyPsychologySocial PsychologyMoral Universe
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Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian, Chinese (Simplified)...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome to Moralities of Everyday Life!

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Reading
1 video (Total 23 min), 3 readings
Reading3 readings
Meet your instructors!10m
Course resources10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Big Questions

What is morality, anyway? What are the big debates in the field of moral psychology?...
Reading
9 videos (Total 157 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Philosophical Approaches20m
Reason vs. Emotions15m
The Case of Disgust14m
Cute and Sexy9m
Return to the Trolley Problem6m
The Big Questions13m
Week 1 Office Hours (2015)31m
Week 1 Office Hours (2014)26m
Reading1 reading
Week 1 Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz40m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Compassion

Where does concern for others come from? How is it related to empathy—and is more empathy necessarily a good thing? And what can we learn from the study of those who seemingly lack normal moral feelings, such as violent psychopaths?...
Reading
6 videos (Total 154 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
How Do We Treat Strangers?22m
Empathy and Concern27m
Empathy and its Limits16m
Week 2 Office Hours (2015)50m
Week 2 Office Hours (2014)28m
Reading1 reading
Week 2 Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz40m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Origins of Morality

Here, we ask about which aspects of morality are universal. We discuss evolution, cross-cultural research, and the fascinating new science of the moral life of babies....
Reading
10 videos (Total 269 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Moral Universals13m
Evolution of Morality20m
Reciprocal Altruism18m
Guest Lecture, Laurie Santos10m
Development of Morality18m
How Much Can Evolution Explain?6m
Discussion with Laurie Santos28m
Week 3 Office Hours (2015)50m
Week 3 Office Hours (2014)33m
Reading1 reading
Week 3 Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz40m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Differences

How does culture influence our moral thought and moral action? What role does religion play? Why are some of us conservative and others liberal, and how do political differences influence our sense of right and wrong?...
Reading
9 videos (Total 182 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Kinds of Societies17m
Conservatives and Liberals18m
Disgust and Honor I19m
Disgust and Honor II15m
Religion and Morality I13m
Religion and Morality II19m
Week 4 Office Hours (2015)42m
Week 4 Office Hours (2014)27m
Reading1 reading
Week 4 Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz40m
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Top Reviews

By JEDec 19th 2017

Coming from undergraduate course Psychology, and with my paper about Generosity, this course has shared with me lessons that both strengthened and challenged my learnings on this topic of interest.

By LKJan 13th 2018

Great teacher, eloquent and a good story teller. Very interesting material, current and classic. Good pace, and just the right amount of interactive questions and personal commenting opportunity.

Instructor

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Paul Bloom

Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University
Psychology

About Yale University

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