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TsinghuaX: Exploring Psychology's Core Concepts | 走进心理学

Howdo you interpretThe Da Vinci Code? Isa sleepwalker aware of themselves? Islanguage before the mind or the contrary? This course will answerthese questions and more with psychology theories.

How to decipher the Da Vinci Code? Does a person know that he is sleepwalking? Which came first, language or thought? This course will use the latest and coolest psychological theories to answer these questions.

Exploring Psychology's Core Concepts | 走进心理学
6 weeks
3–5 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
This course is archived

About this course

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This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts that form the foundation of the field of psychology. Topics include history of psychology, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, and life-span development.

Class lectures emphasize an empirical approach to a scientific understanding of human behavior across these domains. In addition to learning basic content information about psychology, students will learn how psychologists ask questions, evaluate evidence, and communicate with each other.

Psychology is the most widely covered topic in modern life. Whether it is food, clothing, housing and transportation in life, or how to behave at work, they are all inseparable from psychology and require the knowledge and help of psychology. There are three major mysteries in the world: the mystery of the origin of matter, the mystery of the origin of life, and the mystery of the origin of consciousness. Psychology is the science that explores the mystery of the origin of consciousness. The field of psychological research is rich and broad, and intersects with many disciplines. Every student may find an area of ​​interest. This course introduces psychological knowledge from different aspects of cognition, learning, emotion, interpersonal relationships, health, and behavior to answer students' confusions in exploring themselves, understanding society, and thinking about life.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Scientific Studies, Biology, Cognitive Processing, Psychology, Research

What you'll learn

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  • basic concepts that form the foundation of the field of psychology and thehistory of psychology
  • biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, and life-span development
  • how psychologists ask questions, evaluate evidence, and communicate with each other

  • Branches of Psychology and Historical Evolution

  • Physiological basis of perception and behavior, psychology of learning and development

  • Basic research methods in psychology

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