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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome to Introduction to Psychology

Meet Paul Bloom, your instructor....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 3 readings
Reading3 readings
About this course10m
Optional Happiness Survey10m
Introductory readings10m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Foundations

In this module, you will learn about foundational psychological theories and findings in psychology. We will start with the discovery that our mental lives have a physical basis, introducing the field of neuroscience. And then we will turn to two major psychological theories that have come to shape the world that we now live in—Freud’s psychodynamic theory and Skinner’s theory of behaviorism. ...
Reading
17 videos (Total 136 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video17 videos
Dualism14m
Neurons14m
Parts of the brain9m
Our two brains5m
A bit of humility5m
Sigmund Freud3m
The psychodynamic approach10m
Stages of development5m
Defense mechanisms6m
Scientific assessment of Freud7m
Taking Freud seriously3m
B.F. Skinner4m
Habituation2m
Classical conditioning12m
Instrumental conditioning14m
Scientific assessment of Skinner11m
Reading3 readings
The Brain10m
Freud10m
Skinner10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Foundations30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Development and Language

In this module, you will learn about foundational psychological research into development and language. Specifically, you will learn about methods for studying how infants and children think and the core discoveries that they have led to. Then you will learn about the structure of language, how language is learned, and end with a little bit on animal communication, language processing, and relationship between language and thought. ...
Reading
14 videos (Total 111 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video14 videos
Piaget4m
Piaget's Developmental Stage Theory7m
Scientific evaluation of Piaget4m
Methods for studying infants14m
How are children different from adults?6m
Explanations for development11m
What is language?2m
Basic facts about language11m
Phonology3m
Morphology5m
Syntax8m
Language acquisition13m
Language and thought10m
Reading2 readings
Development10m
Language10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Development and language30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Cognition

In this module, you will learn about cognitive psychology. Specifically, you will learn about how we perceive the world, how attention works, and we store our experiences in memory. ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Problems of perception5m
Perception of brightness2m
Perception of objects4m
Perception of depth5m
Attention8m
Important memory distinctions2m
Memory storage6m
Learning5m
Remembering4m
Failures of memory10m
False memories6m
Reading2 readings
Perception and attention10m
Memory10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Cognition30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Self and others

In this module, you will learn about psychology examining the self and others. Specifically, in the first half, you will learn about social and non-social emotions. In the second half, you will learn about how we deal with other people—social psychology....
Reading
15 videos (Total 122 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video15 videos
Why evolution matters13m
Facial expressions7m
Fear4m
Kinship7m
Attachment8m
Prisoner's dilemma12m
Irrationality and culture8m
Social animals3m
Self12m
Attribution4m
Liking8m
The psychology of groups4m
Social categories4m
Social categories II11m
Reading2 readings
Emotions10m
Social10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Self and others30m
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Top Reviews

By CHNov 21st 2018

Dr Bloom is a very engaging teacher! His YouTube videos and TED talks embedded in the videos are really engaging! A definite recommend for anyone interested in psychology.

By SBDec 12th 2018

I've tried taking many courses on psychology, this is so clearly explained and well structured that it makes all those other courses seem ridiculous. Excellent.

Instructor

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Paul Bloom

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

About Yale University

For more than 300 years, Yale University has inspired the minds that inspire the world. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines. ...

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