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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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Subtitles: English
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Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Section 1: Introduction and Motivation and Emotion

This section deals with the "why" of behavior, how we are motivated to behave, and how emotion changes the way in which we behave....
Reading
5 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture Video 1.1: Motivation12m
Lecture Video1.2: Hunger12m
Lecture Video 1.3: Emotion10m
Lecture Video 1.4: Measuring Emotion9m
Reading4 readings
Syllabus10m
Course Organization10m
How To Access Your OLI Textbook10m
Consent Form10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Section 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Section 2: Personality

PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY: Personality is a description of who we are psychologically, and how other people describe and understand us as individuals....
Reading
3 videos (Total 37 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Lecture Video 2.2: Psychodynamic Approach14m
Lecture Video 2.3: Measuring Personality9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Section 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Section 3: Social Environment

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: Behavior is controlled by being in a social context. Other people affect us and we affect other people. We also develop attitudes and thought processes as we interact with other people....
Reading
3 videos (Total 41 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Lecture Video 3.2: Attitudes9m
Lecture Video 3.3: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Section 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Section 4: Psychological Disorders

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: Just as we can develop physical illnesses, we can also develop mental illnesses. This section of the course describes the different mental disorders....
Reading
3 videos (Total 33 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Lecture Video 4.2 Depression and Mood Disorders9m
Lecture Video 4.3 Schizophrenia7m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Section 4 Quiz20m

Instructor

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Dr. Anderson D. Smith

Regents’ Professor Emeritus
School of Psychology

About Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education....

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