Experimental Psychology

An interactive course providing an insight into the world of experimental psychology, its history and methodologies
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Course Synopsis

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.

What's Included?

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.

How Does it Work?

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.

Why Take this Course?

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Fluent/advanced level of English required
  • No specific previous knowledge is required for this course although an interest in psychology will come in handy!
  • Students should take notes as they work through the course to aid their memory and understanding of the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts and processes of Experimental Psychology
  • To establish whether Experimental Psychology is for you
  • To learn how to design your own psychological experiment
  • To broaden your knowledge base in order to support your application
  • To enable students to discuss with confidence the fundamental principles of Experimental Psychology

Who is the target audience?

  • For students thinking of applying to study psychology at university
  • For anyone with an interest in the workings of the human mind
  • This course provides students with a thorough introduction to the field of experimental psychology

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: What is Experimental Psychology?
Tutorial 1 Introduction
Chapter 1: Scope and Areas
Psychology is just common sense... or is it?
5 questions
Chapter 2: Science vs Common Sense
Chapter 3: Studying Experimental Psychology
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
5 questions

Match the description to the correct philosopher!

Chapter 2: 2000 Years Later, Part 1
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 Mind
Tutorial 2 Conclusion
5 questions

A quick quiz to test your understanding of the topics covered in tutorial 2

Section 3: Research Methods
Tutorial 3 Introduction
Chapter 1: Experimental Methods
Chapter 2: Experimental Methods Continued
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 Experiments
Tutorial 3 Conclusion
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 Introduction
Chapter 1: New Methods
Chapter 2: Cognitive Neuroscience
3 questions

Test your knowledge with this quick quiz

Chapter 3: Cognitive Neuropsychology
Chapter 4: Computer Modelling
5 questions

A quick quiz to test your understanding of the material covered in tutorial 4

Section 5: Final Exam
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!

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