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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-3 hours each week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-3 hours each week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

What Is Thrill Seeking and Sensation Seeking?

In this week, we'll examine the curious beginnings of sensation-seeking research, discuss the four components that make up sensation seeking, and discuss the profile of a high sensation seeker....
Reading
6 videos (Total 28 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
The History of Sensation Seeking5m
Components of Sensation Seeking5m
Sensation-Seeking Demographics2m
Types of Sensation Seekers6m
Wrap-Up1m
Reading3 readings
Course Outline and Grading Information5m
Discover Your Sensation-Seeking Score!10m
Insights into the Sensation-Seeking Personalitym
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practice Time!15m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Psychology and Neuroscience of Sensation Seeking

This week, we'll take a scientific approach to uncovering more about sensation seeking and focus on the fascinating biological processes and environment at play....
Reading
6 videos (Total 22 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response4m
Neuromotivational Systems5m
The Chemistry of Thrill and Fear4m
Environment and Thrill Seekers3m
Wrap-Up2m
Reading2 readings
Hardwired for Sensation Seeking40m
Stress, Fear, and Motivation50m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practice Time!15m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Habits and Hobbies of High Sensation Seekers

In this week, we'll look at the hobbies and travel and food preferences of high sensation seekers and discuss why they are so unique compared to the average person. We'll begin our exploration with a focus on emotional regulation and what that means for a high sensation seeker....
Reading
7 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Hobbies5m
[Optional] Interview with a High Sensation Seeker17m
Travel5m
Food5m
Emotional Regulation5m
Wrap-Up2m
Reading1 reading
A Look at Hobby Preferences10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practice Time!15m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

How High Sensation Seeking Impacts Relationships

In this week, we get more personal and look at the challenges and rewards high sensation seekers face in regards to relationships and love....
Reading
7 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Love5m
Emotional Intelligence2m
Problems with Relationships3m
Enhancing Relationships3m
[OPTIONAL] Podcast with a Sensation-Seeking Couple24m
Wrap-Up1m
Reading3 readings
Types of Love15m
A Further Look at Emotional Intelligence50m
Battling Intimacy Challenges15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practice Time!15m

Instructor

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Kenneth Carter

Professor of Psychology
Oxford College

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

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