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Approx. 15 hours to complete
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Beginner Level
Approx. 15 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

What Is Thrill Seeking and Sensation Seeking?

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The History of Sensation Seeking5m
Components of Sensation Seeking5m
Sensation-Seeking Demographics2m
Types of Sensation Seekers6m
Wrap-Up1m
4 readings
Course Outline and Grading Information5m
[OPTIONAL] Kenneth Carter Publication Offer5m
Discover Your Sensation-Seeking Score!10m
Insights into the Sensation-Seeking Personality1h
1 practice exercise
Practice Time!15m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Psychology and Neuroscience of Sensation Seeking

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 22 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response4m
Neuromotivational Systems5m
The Chemistry of Thrill and Fear4m
Environment and Thrill Seekers3m
Wrap-Up2m
2 readings
Hardwired for Sensation Seeking40m
Stress, Fear, and Motivation50m
1 practice exercise
Practice Time!15m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Habits and Hobbies of High Sensation Seekers

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Hobbies5m
[Optional] Interview with a High Sensation Seeker17m
Travel5m
Food5m
Emotional Regulation5m
Wrap-Up2m
1 reading
A Look at Hobby Preferences1h 10m
1 practice exercise
Practice Time!15m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

How High Sensation Seeking Impacts Relationships

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Love5m
Emotional Intelligence2m
Problems with Relationships3m
Enhancing Relationships3m
[OPTIONAL] Podcast with a Sensation-Seeking Couple24m
Wrap-Up1m
3 readings
Types of Love15m
A Further Look at Emotional Intelligence50m
Battling Intimacy Challenges15m
1 practice exercise
Practice Time!15m

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