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Mar 27th 2017

Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents. Beyond what we call `games' in common language, such as chess, poker, soccer, etc., it includes the modeling of conflict among nations, political campaigns, competition among firms, and trading behavior in markets such as the NYSE.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
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Review and prepare for the AP® Psychology exam with evidence-based study strategies and tips to help enhance your performance on the exam. This course will help you prepare for and improve your performance on the AP® Psychology exam. It includes a review of evidence-based study strategies, an overview of the structure of the AP® Psychology exam, and many strategies for how to do well on the AP® Psychology exam.

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Feb 15th 2017

A comprehensive course on conducting and presenting policy evaluations using interrupted time series analysis. Interrupted time series analysis and regression discontinuity designs are two of the most rigorous ways to evaluate policies with routinely collected data. ITSx comprehensively introduces analysts to interrupted time series analysis (ITS) and regression discontinuity designs (RD) from start to finish, including definition of an appropriate research question, selection and setup of data sources, statistical analysis, interpretation and presentation, and identification of potential pitfalls.

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Feb 7th 2017

Learn about the relationship between stress and physical and mental health and the treatment of abnormal behavior, including psychological disorders. This psychology course is all about the relationship between health and behavior. We will examine stress as a concept and learn about its relation to health and psychological adjustment. We will discuss abnormal behavior and how psychologists assess it as well as a wide range of psychological disorders and approaches to their treatment.

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Nov 15th 2016

Learn about the neuroscience and psychology of the mind including memory, thinking, reasoning, and language.

Average: 4.5 (8 votes)
Nov 1st 2016

Master the basics of climate science so you can better understand the news, evaluate scientific evidence, and explain global warming to anyone. Do you want to talk about climate change from an informed perspective? Are you interested in how global warming works? Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, and climate science is critical to finding solutions. How can we make the best decisions about our present and future? By taking this course, you can be part of the global conversation.

Average: 5.3 (11 votes)
Oct 25th 2016

An introduction to early Chinese thought, exploring connections with Western philosophy, spirituality, mindfulness, modern science and everyday life. This course is designed to give students a thorough introduction to early (pre-221 BCE) Chinese thought, its contemporary implications, and the role of religion in human well-being. Important themes to be discussed include the ideal of wu-wei or “effortless action,” the paradox of how one can consciously try not to try, mindfulness techniques and self-cultivation, models of the self and society, rationality versus emotions, trust and human cooperation, and the structure and impact of different spiritual and political ideals.

Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
Oct 11th 2016

Learn how your brain works and the basics of neuroscience, genetics and consciousness. This psychology course will show you how the brain works. You will learn the basics of neuroscience, genetics and evolutionary psychology. We will also cover the visual system and other sensory systems. The course concludes with coverage of the variety of states of consciousness.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
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: 5.5 (2 votes)
Sep 6th 2016

An introduction to early Chinese thought, exploring connections among Chinese thought and Western philosophy, modern science and everyday life.

Average: 8.2 (5 votes)
Mar 15th 2016

Adding abstraction and generative recursion to the design tools makes complex problems like puzzle solvers and graph search straightforward.

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Mar 15th 2016

Learn systematic program design - how to write programs that tell a clear story about what they do, are well-tested, and easy to improve.

Average: 1.3 (3 votes)
Mar 15th 2016

Expand your use of the core design method from SPD1 to write well-crafted code that operates on more complex data like lists and trees.

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Feb 1st 2016

Learn how genes are inherited and how they affect important personal and societal issues.

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Feb 1st 2016

Learn how genes are inherited and how they affect important personal and societal issues.

Average: 2.8 (4 votes)
Jan 5th 2016

Learn the fundamentals of marketing, including strategies and tools used across industries.

Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
Oct 20th 2015

Adding abstraction and generative recursion to the design tools makes complex problems like puzzle solvers and graph search straightforward.

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Oct 22nd 2014

This college-level course gives students a thorough understanding of gene function and inheritance, and enables them to apply this understanding to real-world issues, both personal and societal. This is Part 2 of a two-part course.

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Sep 30th 2013

Climate Literacy tackles the scientific and socio-political dimensions of climate change. This course introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigative and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy.

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Sep 4th 2013

This course is about learning to program well: building programs that are elegant, well tested and easy to maintain. The course is intended for students with no programming experience, but many former students who already knew how to program have said it made them better programmers.

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