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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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Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

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Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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3 horas para completar

Section 1: Methodology

This week we will start the course by discussing the methods used by psychologists to determine the facts about behavior and the mind. We will emphasize the experimental method because it allows us to determine causation....
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4 videos (Total: 37 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture Video 1.2: Intro to Psychology As A Science - Analysis of Pre-Test13m
Lecture Video 1.3: Scientific Methods10m
Lecture Video 1.4: Example of Experimental Method7m
Reading4 lecturas
Syllabus10m
Course Organization10m
How To Access Your OLI Textbook10m
Consent Form10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
General Psychology Pre-Test50m
Section 1 Quiz20m

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1 hora para completar

Section 2: Biopsychology

We will examine the relationship between biology and behavior. How does the brain and the nervous system relate to the mind and behavior?...
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4 videos (Total: 50 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture Video 2.2: Nervous System13m
Lecture Video 2.3: Neurons8m
Lecture Video 2.4: Methods of Biopsychology and Neuroscience17m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Section 2 Quiz20m

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1 hora para completar

Section 3: Consciousness

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4 videos (Total: 36 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture Video 3.2: Sleep12m
Lecture Video 3.3: Hypnosis and Meditation9m
Lecture Video 3.4: Psychoactive Drugs7m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Section 3 Quiz20m

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1 hora para completar

Section 4: Sensation and Perception

Information from the environment is translated by our senses into neural energy. This information is then interpreted by the brain (perception)....
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5 videos (Total: 42 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture Video 4.2: Vision4m
Lecture Video 4.3: Receptive Fields6m
Lecture Video 4.4: Audition and the Other Senses10m
Lecture Video 4.5: Depth Perception7m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Section 4 Quiz20m

Instructor

Dr. Anderson D. Smith

Regents’ Professor Emeritus
School of Psychology

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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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