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Introduction to Psychology , Yale University

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About this Course

What are people most afraid of? What do our dreams mean? Are we natural-born racists? What makes us happy? What are the causes and cures of mental illness? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, persuasion, emotions, and social behavior. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury....

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Jan 24, 2019

I highly recommend this course to anyone willing to understand about the basic history and origins of psychology, scientific approach but full of insights and inspiration to go further in the matter.


Jan 02, 2019

This is very basic course on pshchology but I enjoy studying it for personal reason. I think many learners will take advantages of this course for whatever field of studay and work they are doing.

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By Emmanuel Tsochas

Feb 17, 2019

Excellent course!

By Elena Gatti

Feb 17, 2019

This course has enriched my awareness about the complexity of human beings. This awareness is a precious gift which can be useful in many contexts in my life and work giving me a wider view. In fact sometimes good questions are better than any answer

By Fleur

Feb 17, 2019

This animated course is so clear in what everything means, that learning is made fun!

By Slavomíra Henčeková

Feb 17, 2019

Very useful, not easy, but also not difficult, not long, understandable, interesting, just perfect!

By Đào Lê Kiều Linh

Feb 16, 2019

It provived me so much useful basic knowledge about Psychology

By Ishan Gosavi

Feb 16, 2019

Very precise, to the point. I think this course is an amazing medium to learn more about the working human mind and to just understand yourself and others in a way you haven't before.

By Dorothy Berry

Feb 15, 2019

Great introduction to a wide variety of topics. I initially thought the animation would detract from the content, however, it actually added value in the form of increased and longer attention to the lectures.

Wish the course had been longer, allowing for a more in-depth look at many of the topics.

By Elizabeth Stosko

Feb 15, 2019

I loved this course.

By Aengus Kenny

Feb 15, 2019

I haven't even started the course yet but it looks brilliant! Never in my life did I think I would be doing a course offered by Yale University! I thank the folks at Yale and Coursera for making it so easy and cheap for one to be able to attempt achieving what some would call a dream!

By Kristina Matviyenko

Feb 13, 2019

Paul Bloom, like always, is an outstanding professor.