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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Section 1: Methodology

This week we will start the course by discussing the methods used by psychologists to determine the facts about behavior and the mind. We will emphasize the experimental method because it allows us to determine causation....
4 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Lecture Video 1.2: Intro to Psychology As A Science - Analysis of Pre-Test13m
Lecture Video 1.3: Scientific Methods10m
Lecture Video 1.4: Example of Experimental Method7m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Course Organization10m
How To Access Your OLI Textbook10m
Consent Form10m
2 practice exercises
General Psychology Pre-Test50m
Section 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Section 2: Biopsychology

We will examine the relationship between biology and behavior. How does the brain and the nervous system relate to the mind and behavior?...
4 videos (Total 50 min), 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lecture Video 2.2: Nervous System13m
Lecture Video 2.3: Neurons8m
Lecture Video 2.4: Methods of Biopsychology and Neuroscience17m
1 practice exercise
Section 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Section 3: Consciousness

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4 videos (Total 36 min), 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lecture Video 3.2: Sleep12m
Lecture Video 3.3: Hypnosis and Meditation9m
Lecture Video 3.4: Psychoactive Drugs7m
1 practice exercise
Section 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Section 4: Sensation and Perception

Information from the environment is translated by our senses into neural energy. This information is then interpreted by the brain (perception)....
5 videos (Total 42 min), 2 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture Video 4.2: Vision4m
Lecture Video 4.3: Receptive Fields6m
Lecture Video 4.4: Audition and the Other Senses10m
Lecture Video 4.5: Depth Perception7m
1 practice exercise
Section 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By LSDec 18th 2017

Great class! Material presentented in an insightful manner. Lectures were clear and distinguished key points well. THANKS!

By MAJan 15th 2019

The course introduction was engaging and instructive. Hats off to the Professor and his Coursera team!

Instructor

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Dr. Anderson D. Smith

Regents’ Professor Emeritus
School of Psychology

About Georgia Institute of Technology

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