Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, On Demand, Spring 2018
Prerequisites:

None





Course Description:

What do you feel? How do you behave? What are your thoughts? Feelings, actions and thoughts are closely related and in this Psychology course, you will see how! Do you wonder things like why you learn the way you do, how you forget, and what makes you remember? Are you curious about mental disorders and what traditional and non-traditional therapy is all about?  If experiments and role plays and dream interpretations sound interesting, then this is the class for you!

In this course you will learn more about yourself and others including how to break a habit and how to cope with stress. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the sub-fields within psychology.



Topics & Concepts:

Getting Started

  • 00.01 Things to Know
  • 00.02 Navigation
  • 00.03 Lessons + Assessments
  • 00.04 Course Specifics
  • 00.05 Online Learning 101
  • 00.06 Pace
  • 00.07 Academic Integrity

Collaboration

  • Collaboration

Module 01: Theories and Personality

  • 01.00 Introduction to Theories and Personality
  • 01.01 Roots of Psychology
  • 01.02 Psychology Applied
  • 01.03 Psychodynamic Perspectives
  • 01.04 Humanistic Perspectives
  • 01.05 Trait and Social-Cognitive Perspectives
  • 01.06 Review and Project Milestone
  • 01.07 Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 02: The Human Lifespan

  • 02.00 Introduction to the Human Lifespan
  • 02.01 Studying Development
  • 02.02 Prenatal Development and the Newborn
  • 02.03 Early Childhood Development
  • 02.04 Social Development in Childhood
  • 02.05 Adolescence
  • 02.06 Aging
  • 02.07 Review and Project Milestone

Module 03: Learning and Memory

  • 03.00 Introduction to Learning and Memory
  • 03.01 Classical Conditioning
  • 03.02 Operant Conditioning
  • 03.03 Observational and Cognitive Learning
  • 03.04 Information Processing
  • 03.05 Storage
  • 03.06 Retrieval
  • 03.07 Review and Project Milestone
  • 03.08 Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 04: Thinking and Language

  • 04.00 Introduction to Thinking and Language
  • 04.01 Language Acquisition
  • 04.02 Language and Thought
  • 04.03 Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • 04.04 Obstacles
  • 04.05 Stress
  • 04.06 Coping
  • 04.07 Review and Project Milestone

Module 05: Psychological Disorders and Treatment

  • 05.00 Introduction to Psychological Disorders and Treatment
  • 05.01 History of Psychological Disorders
  • 05.02 Classifying Disorders
  • 05.03 Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • 05.04 Personality, Dissociative, and Schizophrenic Disorders
  • 05.05 Overview of Treatment
  • 05.06 Psychotherapy
  • 05.07 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 05.08 Final Project


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