INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY-This course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of psychology .

This course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of psychology .

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

This course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of psychology .

A brief summary

Course outline and learning outcomes provided by Saylor Academy (Saylor.org), under a CC-BY Creative Commons 3.0 License.
It has been designed to not only provide you with the tools necessary for the study of psychology but to present you with a sampling of the major areas of psychology research. The course begins with a short overview of how psychology developed as an academic discipline and an introduction to a number of the principle methodologies most commonly deployed in its study. The subsequent units are arranged around broad areas of research, including emotion, development, memory, and psychopathology. We will focus on well-substantiated research and current trends within each of these categories.

Instructor:

Saylor

What you will learn

The History and Methods of Psychology

The Nature and Nurture of Behavior

The Biology of Psychology

Sensation, Perception, and Consciousness

Learning and Memory

Development

Social Psychology

Psychopathology

Course Fee: Free

Certification By: Not Certified

The History and Methods of Psychology, The Nature and Nurture of Behavior

 Introduction to Psychology: Historical Context and Definition  Research in Psychology  Assessment  Behavioral Genetics: The Gene-Environment Interaction  Behavioral Genetics  The Gene-Environment Interaction: Examples

The Biology of Psychology, Sensation, Perception, and Consciousness

 Neural Communication  The Peripheral Nervous System  The Central Nervous System: An Overview  Neuropsychology,  Sensation versus Perception  Waves and Wavelengths  Visual Sensation  The Other Senses  The Interpretation of Sensory Information  Consciousness, Dreams, and Psychoactive Drugs

Learning and Memory

 Major Theories and Models of Learning  Memory  The Neuropsychological Perspective of Memory

Development

 Important Theories and Research Related to Developmental Psychology Infancy and Childhood Development  Adolescent Development and Adulthood

Social Psychology

 Social Thinking  Social Influence  Other Interpersonal Phenomena: Stereotypes and Hostile and Helping Emotion and Motivation

Psychopathology

 Understanding What Mental Disorders Are  Mental Disorders  Psychological Therapies

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