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If you have ever wondered what makes you, “you”, or about the relationship between the “mind” and the brain, or what consciousness is, or how visual illusions fool our mind, then you may be interested in the study of experimental psychology.
The course is designed to give students a basic overview of the study of experimental psychology at university, looking at the major areas that constitute an experimental psychology degree. The fascinating case studies looked at in this course – such as the mysterious case of Phineas Gage, the American railway worker who survived an iron bar passing through his brain – will provide great material to help you in your application or simply provide an insight into a fascinating area of study.
This courses consists of 4 X e-tutorials - audio recordings with accompanying presentation material - each taking approximately 30 minutes to complete. Regular quizzes and exams ensure that students can check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online through Udemy – once you’ve chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away.
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The course is broken down into e-tutorials, which is an interactive presentation accompanied by an audio lecture that takes around 30 minutes to complete. Each tutorial is broken down into its major topics - chapters. This ensures that course content is broken down into bitesized educational units that are easy to digest, and also means that content is easily navigable at the pace of the student.
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This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying psychology, medicine, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods.
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|Section 1: What is Experimental Psychology?|
Tutorial 1 IntroductionPreview
Chapter 1: Scope and AreasPreview
Psychology is just common sense... or is it?
Chapter 2: Science vs Common Sense
Chapter 3: Studying Experimental Psychology
|Quiz 2||5 questions|
A quick quiz to test your understanding of the topics covered in tutorial 1
|Section 2: A Brief History|
Tutorial 2 Introduction
Chapter 1: A Long History but a Short Past
|Quiz 3||5 questions|
Match the description to the correct philosopher!
Chapter 2: 2000 Years Later, Part 1
|Quiz 4||4 questions|
Decide if these views are primarily 'nature', 'nurture' or both
Chapter 2 Part 2
Try this example of the sort of experiment Wundt advocated
Chapter 2 Part 3
Chapter 2 Part 4
Chapter 3: Testing Observable Behaviour, Part 1
Chapter 3 Part 2
Chapter 4: Mapping the MindPreview
Tutorial 2 Conclusion
|Quiz 5||5 questions|
A quick quiz to test your understanding of the topics covered in tutorial 2
|Section 3: Research Methods|
Tutorial 3 IntroductionPreview
Chapter 1: Experimental Methods
Chapter 2: Experimental Methods Continued
|Quiz 6||6 questions|
Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of some of the key concepts covered so far
Chapter 3: Ethics
Chapter 4: Classic ExperimentsPreview
Tutorial 3 Conclusion
|Quiz 7||5 questions|
A quick quiz to check your understanding of the material covered in tutorial 3
|Section 4: Experimental Psychology in the 21st Century|
Tutorial 4 IntroductionPreview
Chapter 1: New Methods
Chapter 2: Cognitive Neuroscience
|Quiz 8||3 questions|
Test your knowledge with this quick quiz
Chapter 3: Cognitive Neuropsychology
Chapter 4: Computer Modelling
|Quiz 9||5 questions|
A quick quiz to test your understanding of the material covered in tutorial 4
|Section 5: Final Exam|
|Quiz 10||10 questions|
This final exam will test your understanding of all of the material covered in the past 4 tutorials. Make sure to revise thoroughly before you begin, and good luck!
ORA Prep offers a wide range of exciting and intellectually stimulating courses and programmes designed to offer an insight into university subjects. The aim is to support students applying to university, primarily those applying to UK institutions, though students can take our courses for general interest.
Our e-courses consist of recorded, high quality lectures and accompanying presentation material. Regular quizzes and exams ensure that students stay on top of the material and check their progress. Our courses are short, typically composed of 4 tutorials that each take between 30-40 minutes to complete, and are available instantly online – once you’ve chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away.