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Introduction to Psychology as a Science 1 – Methodological and Biological Foundations , Georgia Institute of Technology

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This course deals with an Introduction to Psychology as a Science. Psychology is the study of behavior and the mind. But all of us have tried to understand and predict behavior throughout our lives, first with our parents, then with our peers and teachers, and finally with our friends and co-workers. The difference is that psychological scientists conduct research that discovers the facts about behavior and our minds, so its principles are based on science and not just on intuition and experience. The course covers all areas of Psychology, discussing scientific findings relevant to each area. The content of the course has received approval from "Quality Matters", an organization that evaluates on-line courses. The learning outcomes are: (1) Students will be able to recognize and describe major psychological principles, theories and perspectives; (2) Students will be able to distinguish between different methods used by psychological scientists to study the different areas of psychology; (3) Students will be able to describe the "nature-nurture" controversy across different areas of psychology; (4) Students will know that the basic principles of psychology are based on sound research; and (5) Students will know how the nervous system and other biological systems are involved in understanding behavior and the mind....
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创建者 Tara Lilley

Dec 07, 2018

Great instructor and course

创建者 VÍTOR DE OLIVEIRA SILVA

Dec 03, 2018

Very good

创建者 Lauren Smith

Dec 18, 2017

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

创建者 Tian Zhang

Nov 19, 2017

This course is well organized with extra information from the University's Opening Learning Initiative, which helps a lot to understand the detail information and background stories. It is a good experience to study with Dr. Anderson D. Smith and Georgia Tech.