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E.g., 2016-09-26
E.g., 2016-09-26
Oct 6th 2016

Immerse yourself in this virtual "Memory Palace" of 5 panoramic, interactive rooms representing 5 key memory techniques. You will learn and practice a range of strategies and skills through videos and digital interactives as you are guided from room to room by Two Time World Memory Champion, Jonas Von Essen. Hear from Professor Simon Moss as he shares research based tips for enhancing your memory. Whether you need to remember large amounts of information for your studies or job, or just want help remembering people's names, this visually stunning course is for you!

Average: 5.2 (16 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence housed at the University of Maryland, offers a course looking at the who, what and how of Terrorism Studies, by introducing students to cutting-edge research from the social and behavioral sciences and the experts investigating these topics.

Average: 7 (4 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

Positive psychology meets K-12 pedagogy. This course explores key ideas of positive psychology and shows how great teachers apply those lessons to maximize student engagement and accomplishment. Through lectures, discussions, interviews and footage of great educators in action, you’ll learn how to integrate character-based objectives into your own teaching.

Average: 7.2 (5 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

The level of popularity you experienced in childhood and adolescence is still affecting you today in ways that you may not even realize. Learn about how psychologists study popularity and how these same concepts can be used in adulthood to be more successful at work, become better parents, and have a happier life.

Average: 7.3 (11 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

In this course we will study Plato's ancient art of blowing up your beliefs as you go, to make sure they're built to last. We spend six weeks studying three Platonic dialogues, then two more weeks pondering a pair of footnotes to Plato; that is, we will consider some contemporary manifestations of issues Plato discusses. Our focus will be: moral theory and moral psychology.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Sep 26th 2016

This course discusses research findings in the field of positive psychology, conducted by Barbara Fredrickson and her colleagues. It also features practical applications of this science that you can put to use immediately to help you live a full and meaningful life.

Average: 5.9 (10 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

Welcome to Memory and Movies. Someone once said that memory is fascinating because sometimes we forget what we want to remember, sometimes we remember what we want to forget, and sometimes we remember events that never happened or never happened the way we remember them. I want to show you how memory works, why it sometimes fails, and what we can do to enhance memory function, especially as we get older. Rather than covering all aspects of human memory, I will provide an introduction to the scientific study of memory by focusing on a select group of topics that hold widespread popular appeal.

Average: 1.8 (4 votes)
Sep 19th 2016

Economics, psychology, and neuroscience are converging today into a unified discipline of Neuroeconomics with the ultimate aim of creating a single, general theory of human decision-making.

Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
Sep 15th 2016

Learn how behavioural science can improve our criminal justice system.

Average: 8.2 (5 votes)
Sep 15th 2016

Learn how to think better, argue better, and choose better.

Average: 5.1 (28 votes)
Sep 13th 2016

Learn about the history and research methods of psychology. This psychology course is an introduction to the field of psychology. It begins by asking “What is Psychology?” and provides some concrete answers to that question. Next, it covers the history of psychology and provides a look at the state of psychology today.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Sep 12th 2016

How can we explain kindness and cruelty? Where does our sense of right and wrong come from? Why do people so often disagree about moral issues? This course explores the psychological foundations of our moral lives.

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Sep 12th 2016

Free relationship advice: Who couldn't use that, right? And from an expert with a scientific perspective no less! Have you ever wondered what makes your significant other tick? Why you're attracted to the people you are? How to best nurture a relationship? Or how to get through a breakup?

Average: 5.5 (8 votes)
Sep 12th 2016

Learn what motivates prominent women such as Gloria Steinem, Loretta Ross, and others to become involved in activism in this political psychology course.

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Sep 12th 2016

Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders. One of the reasons we want to understand human nature is so we can help people with psychological disorders. This subject lays a foundation for understandings and further study in psychology.
You will learn how psychologists go about conceptualising and studying human nature, and how the brain works to produce thoughts, emotions and complex behaviour. We'll also look closely at how psychologists approach the diagnosis and treatment of the ‘common colds’ of psychopathology – anxiety and mood disorders.

Average: 5.6 (18 votes)
Sep 12th 2016

Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

Average: 8.6 (7 votes)
Sep 6th 2016

The first MOOC to teach positive psychology. Learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life. "A free eight-week Science of Happiness course that will offer practical, research-backed tips on living a happy and meaningful life." - Huffington Post

Average: 6.1 (18 votes)
Sep 5th 2016

The Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism and science are deeply compatible and has encouraged Western scholars to critically examine both the meditative practice and Buddhist ideas about the human mind. A number of scientists and philosophers have taken up this challenge. There have been brain scans of meditators and philosophical examinations of Buddhist doctrines. There have even been discussions of Darwin and the Buddha: Do early Buddhist descriptions of the mind, and of the human condition, make particular sense in light of evolutionary psychology?

Average: 5.9 (9 votes)
Aug 8th 2016

We can spend up to a third of our time at work. It is fair to say work is a highly significant part of our lives. How do we find a job that suits us? How do we carry out our work in a productive way? How do we keep ourselves motivated and engaged at work? How can we effectively design work for other people? If you have been thinking about at least some of these questions, then this course is for you.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Jun 13th 2016

How a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour can give us new ways to improve mental health and well-being. Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Average: 8.6 (7 votes)

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