Introduction to Psychology

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Introduction to Psychology

Yale University

About this Course

What are people most afraid of? What do our dreams mean? Are we natural-born racists? What makes us happy? What are the causes and cures of mental illness? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behaviour. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, persuasion, emotions, and social behaviour.


Week 1: Welcome to Introduction to Psychology

    • Meet Paul Bloom, your instructor.
    • 01 Hour Duration

Week 2: Foundations

    • In this module, you will learn about foundational psychological theories and findings in psychology. We will start with the discovery that our mental lives have a physical basis, introducing the field of neuroscience. And then we will turn to two major psychological theories that have come to shape the world that we now live in—Freud’s psychodynamic theory and Skinner’s theory of behaviourism.
    • 03 Hours Duration

 Week 3: Development and Language

    • In this module, you will learn about foundational psychological research into development and language. Specifically, you will learn about methods for studying how infants and children think and the core discoveries that they have led to. Then you will learn about the structure of language, how language is learned, and end with a little bit on animal communication, language processing, and the relationship between language and thought.
    • 03 Hours Duration

Week 4: Cognition

    • In this module, you will learn about cognitive psychology. Specifically, you will learn about how we perceive the world, how attention works, and we store our experiences in memory.
    • 02 Hours Duration

Week 5: Self and others

    • In this module, you will learn about psychology examining the self and others. Specifically, in the first half, you will learn about social and non-social emotions. In the second half, you will learn about how we deal with other people—social psychology.
    • 03 Hours Duration

Week 6: Variation

    • In this module, you will learn human variation. The focus will focus on personality and intelligence, and the role of genes and environment in explaining individual differences. The second half will focus on clinical psychology by reviewing prominent mental illnesses and therapies.
    • 02 Hours Duration

Week 6: The good life

    • In the final module, you will learn how psychologists measure happiness and what factors contribute to the good life
    • 01 Hours Duration


Paul Bloom
Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale UniversityPsychology

About Yale University

For more than 300 years, Yale University has inspired the minds that inspire the world. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale brings people and ideas together for a positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines.

Course Platform

  • Psychology Roots (Free Course and certificate)
  • Coursera (Free Course and paid Certificate)


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