Intro to Psychology

Online Course

Intro to Psychology

What is the course about?

Intro to Psychology
The course Intro to Psychology is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Beginner. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.

Course description
  • Intro to Psychology
  • 4 months
  • The Science of Thought and Behavior
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • The biology of behavior
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Psychological development
  • Consciousness
  • Depressants, Hallucinogens and Opioids
  • Memory
  • And much more…
  • Practice versus research.
  • Industrial and organizational psychology.
  • Forensic psychology.
  • Sex chores correlation and correlation coefficients.
  • Beach correlation study.
  • High fives study.
  • Introducing Matt Sputnik and genetics.
  • Timeline of humans and human evolution.
  • Genetic code and dominance complexity.
  • Weight difference threshold.
  • Mechanoreceptors and the Golden brain ceremony.
  • Nearsightedness and the eye and the Odins eye theory.
  • Nature vs nurture.
  • Developmental stages and domains.
  • Prenatal exposure.
  • Coma and consciousness, and attention.
  • Meditation.
  • The function of sleep, sleep apnea and Insomnia.
  • Barbituates and benzodiazapines, alcohol and other depressants.
  • Heroin and other opioids, cannabis, marijuana effects.
  • Psilocybin for terminal illness, MDMA for PTSD.
  • H.M. or Henry Molaison, removal of the hippocampi.
  • There are no prerequisites, but we encourage curiosity about human nature.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • Students will be able to:
  • identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.
  • place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts.
  • identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them.
  • evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues.
  • recognize the interactions of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of individuals.

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Intro to Psychology

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