Psychology 101: Why We Think, Feel, and Act the Way We do
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Psychology 101: Why We Think, Feel, and Act the Way We do

Psychology Principles: Learn how the human mind works and how you can use the power of your mind to your advantage
4.3 (206 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 25 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Describe key concepts, phenomena, theories and topics in psychology
  • Understand more about the field of psychology
  • Learn how the human mind works and how you can use the power of your mind to your advantage
  • Learn the reasons you think, feel and act the way you do, as well as understand other people better
Requirements
  • Be open to learning how the mind works.
  • A notebook or journal to take notes if you want to get the most out of the course.
Description

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Do you know that psychology impacts every aspect of your life?

Psychology can answer basic and complex questions such as:

Why do people think and act the way they do?  

Why are some people miserable and others happy for no reason?  

How does the human mind work, how do we learn, and how does memory work?  

Why does society and the media have so much influence on people?  

We’ll cover all of this and more in this Introduction to Psychology course!  

The key to unlocking success and happiness in life is UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF—including why you think, feel and act the way you do. The best way to learn about yourself is to understand psychology and then apply it to your own life. In fact, most people who enter the psychology field are initially drawn to it out of an interest in understanding and improving themselves.   

Most of human behavior and experience takes place unconsciously, meaning we aren’t aware of WHY we feel or act the way we do. By learning what psychology is and how the human mind works, we become CONSCIOUS of what is taking place INSIDE of us and how this influences what we experience in life. This course teaches the foundation of psychology and provides a framework for understanding yourself AND human behavior in general.

 

Here’s what you will learn in this Psychology course:

·        Learn how the human mind works and how you can use the power of your mind to your advantage

·        Learn the reasons you think, feel and act the way you do, as well as understand other people better

·        Explore different approaches to psychology and how research is conducted

·        Learn about how our senses interact with our brain and how this influences how we perceive the world around us

·        Find out if you are right brain or left brain dominant and what that means

·        Develop an understanding of the psychology of emotions and a better understanding of your own emotions, including what happens in your body when you’re stressed or anxious

·        Learn the psychology of memory and how your memory works, why you forget things, and how to improve your memory

·        Understand how you learn and why you were conditioned to continue certain behaviors and patterns

·        Explore what motivation is and how it works

·        Understand how children learn and grow based on their experience with their parents and the world around them

·        Explore social psychology and the influence that OTHERS have on you, including conformity, obedience, prejudice, and behaviors  

This course will also help students enrolled in AP Psychology and college-level Introduction to Psychology courses by providing reinforcement of concepts in a more interesting way with a fun professor! It is also a great course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in psychology.  


So, are you ready to transform your life by developing an understanding why we think, feel, and act the way we do? If so enroll now, we look forward to seeing you in the course!

 

Guarantee: We know you will love this course. However, we offer a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee if the course does not meet your needs for any reason.  


About the Professor: Joeel A. Rivera is a former Psychology Instructor with over a decade in the field of Psychology. Loved by his students for being “the nutty professor,” he is known for making learning FUN and presenting information in every-day language that is interesting and easy to apply to your life. You can read college students’ reviews at Rate My Professor.

In over a decade in the life coaching field I have worked with tens of thousands of people, and I also have 70,000 students from 190 countries.

 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in a greater understanding of themselves
  • Anyone interested in human behavior and why people do what they do
  • Anyone who wants to use the power of their mind to create the life they desire
  • Anyone taking an AP Psychology or college-level Psychology course
  • Anyone interested in understanding the field of psychology as a career
Course content
Expand all 42 lectures 07:06:14
+ Introduction
5 lectures 24:17

Learn what to expect in this course

Preview 03:09

Learn what led me to the field of psychology and what it has done to my life. 

Preview 10:25

This activity will show you the power of your own mind and set the foundation for why psychology matters

Preview 06:30

Find out how to get the answers to any questions you may have as well as utilize the extensive workbook material and exercises contained in this course.

Q&A, Support, and Workbook Exercises
03:32
Questions, Resources and Meet the Instructors
00:41
+ Foundations of Psychology
8 lectures 01:23:48

Dive into an understanding of the human mind and the field of psychology, and why it matters

Preview 06:20

Explore the biological and cognitive perspectives in psychology, which focus on how internal factors affect human behavior.

Internal Approaches to Psychology
10:05

Explore the behavioral/conditioning and social perspectives in psychology, which focus on how external factors (other people) affect human behavior.

External Approaches to Psychology
09:55

 Explore how psychologists study human behavior by observing through naturalistic observation, participant observation, surveys and case studies.

Research in Psychology: Observational
13:37

Explore how psychologists determine whether two factors correlate—change in accordance with each other.

Research in Psychology: Correlational
05:29

Explore how psychologists design experiments to provide proper controls, test hypothesis and determine whether or not outcomes are due to the placebo effect.

Research in Psychology: Experimental
11:54

Learn how our senses translate the outside world and how our brain then translates sensation into meaning (or perception).

How We Engage Our World: Sensation and Perception
15:28

Learn what each side of the brain is responsible for and how each person is usually either left or right dominant, and how that impacts how they think and learn.

Right Brain vs. Left Brain
11:00
+ Emotion
4 lectures 01:01:13

 Explore how physiological/physical as well as cognitive/mental processes impact our emotions/how we feel.

Emotions: Physiological and Cognitive Functions
13:25

Explore how humans express emotions, interpret others’ emotions, and experience emotions within themselves, including how common emotions like anger and happiness work and how you can influence them

Emotions: Expressed and Experienced
15:14

Learn what causes stress, how the stress-response in your body works, and how to reduce stress.

Stress and Anxiety
14:41

Learn what causes stress, how the stress-response in your body works, and how to reduce stress.

Stress and Anxiety 2
17:53
+ Memory
4 lectures 54:05

Learn about how memory works. 

How Do We Remember?
14:39

 How memory is programmed into the brain.

Encoding Memory
13:47

Learn about why and how we forget information or experienced.

Why Do We Forget?
13:59

Understand how memory is retrieved and how to improve your memory.

Reliability and Recall
11:40
+ Learning and Conditioning
5 lectures 01:02:27

Explore how classical conditioning works (stimulus/response), how it impacts your life, and famous experiments such as Pavlov’s Dog and Little Albert.

Classical Conditioning
14:57

The Little Albert Conditioning Experiment: Clip of the Watson’s famous Little Albert Experiment in which he conditions a baby to fear white rats.

BONUS: The Little Albert Conditioning Experiment
03:26

Explore how operant condition works (learned response to consequences), how it impacts your life, how it’s used to train animals (and people!) and how positive and negative reinforcement work

Operant Conditioning
16:27

Explore what drives us to act, including: Instinct, Drive-Reduction, Arousal, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs.

Motivation
15:32

  Explore intrinsic (self motivated) vs. extrinsic (reward) motives for learning, latent learning, and observational learning.

Other Kinds of Learning
12:05
+ HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
4 lectures 45:46

Explore different parenting styles (authoritarian, permissive and authoritative) and how parents and peers influence

Parent–Child Interaction
10:02

Explore different attachment styles (secure and insecure), separation anxiety and the effects of deprivation.

Attachment and Separation
12:32

  Clip of Harlow’s famous experiment on attachment using monkeys.

BONUS: Monkey Attachment Experiment
06:14

Explore how sexuality is formed, how gender identify is developed, and the differences between males and females

Sexual Development and Gender Identity
16:58
+ Social Psychology
9 lectures 01:29:40

Explore social thinking and how we judge others’ behaviors.

Attribution and Making Impressions
10:39

Explore how our attitudes and beliefs impact our actions, as well as the other way around, including the importance of roles.

Attitudes, Beliefs and Actions
09:30

Explore why and how humans tend to pre-judge others, especially if they are different.

Social Relations 1: Prejudice
11:16

Clip of a famous social experiment conducted after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, observing the impact being told blue eyed people are better than brown eyed people had on a class of third graders.

BONUS: A Class Divided
08:43

Explore how psychological factors, life experience and social influences all cause aggression.

Social Relations 2: Aggression
13:54

 Clip of Bandura’s famous Bobo Doll Experiment showing how children learn aggression through modeling.

BONUS: The Bobo Doll Experiment
03:41

 Explore how groups pressure people to at in certain ways (conformity) and how obedience to authority can lead to unexpected behavior.

Conformity and Obedience
13:55

Clip of Milgram’s famous obedience study which tested how and why people listen to authority, even if it goes against their better judgment.

BONUS: The Obedience Experiment
06:26

Explore why we try harder when working in groups, how we lose our identify in groups, how our thinking is influenced by groups, and why people tend not to take action when other bystanders are present.

Group Influence
11:36
+ Conclusion and Next Steps
3 lectures 04:57

Congratulations, you did!

Congratulations and Conclusion
02:45

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Dig deeper this month into self-empowerment! Read inspirational stories and proven tools for making better choices, preventing stress, and following through on intentions. If you have any forgotten dreams, rediscover what you REALLY want. Learn useful tips if you're an empath and explore how karma is the original recycling program. 

Transformation Magazine Issue: Dig Deeper
00:15
Bonus: Additional Resources You Don't want to Miss
01:57