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Psychological IssuesPsychologySocial PsychologyMental Illness
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Hours to complete

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Suggested: 18.5 hours videos and quizzes...
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
20 minutes to complete

Welcome and Orientation to the Course

This section is about your orientation to the Coursera interface and the logistics of the course....
Reading
2 readings
Reading2 readings
Course Logistics10m
Links to Outside Resources10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

History & the Scientific Method

This section is about exploring the introduction to the Science of Psychology. At the end of this first section you'll be able to identify and discuss some of the major movements in the Science of Psychology....
Reading
7 videos (Total 107 min)
Video7 videos
Lecture 2 - Before Freud (17:46 min)17m
Lecture 3 - Freud (14:26 min)14m
Lecture 4 - After Freud (16:25 min)16m
Lecture 5 - Truth Seeking (12:35 min)12m
Lecture 6 - Knowledge Association (15:49 min)15m
Lecture 7 - Knowledge by Contrast (15:23 min)15m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Matter of the Mind

There was a time when one could study Psychology without linking phenomena back to the brain itself, but those days are slowly disappearing. Now every Psychology student, yourself included, is expected to have at least a general knowledge of brain organization and structure. At the end of this section you will be able to locate structures of the brain and discuss its organization....
Reading
8 videos (Total 121 min)
Video8 videos
Lecture 2 - Your Light Switch (12:40 min)12m
Lecture 3 - Subcortical Regions (13:27 min)13m
Lecture 4 - The Occipital Lobe (10:59 min)10m
Lecture 5 - The Temporal Lobe (14:51 min)14m
Lecture 6 - The Parietal Lobe (16:07 min)16m
Lecture 7 - The Frontal Lobe (18:10 min)18m
Lecture 8 - Split Brain (14:40 min)14m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Sensation, Perception, Attention and Awareness

This section is all about the systems our brain uses to get input from the world ... you will be able to recognize what those things around us are and where they are ... and be able to interpret who we are and how we fit....
Reading
8 videos (Total 133 min)
Video8 videos
Lecture 2 - Point of Contact (20:24 min)20m
Lecture 3 - Perceiving What: Part 1 (18:38 min)18m
Lecture 4 - Perceiving What: Part 2 (17:50 min)17m
Lecture 5 - Perceiving Where (17:35 min)17m
Lecture 6 - Selection (16:38 min)16m
Lecture 7 - Self Awareness (13:21 min)13m
Lecture 8 - Theory of Mind (13:40 min)13m
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Top Reviews

By HWFeb 17th 2017

I loved every minute of this course! Professor Joordens was very engaging and it was set at just the right pace. I'm looking forward to my next course already! The discussion forums are very helpful.

By ZWDec 16th 2016

good course. suitable for starters. I learnt some basics and something interesting. I now can analyse some social events from the psychology point of view. I understand humanity a little bit better.

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Steve Joordens

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Department of Psychology

About University of Toronto

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