Foundations of Psychology (IntroPsy)

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Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders. One of the reasons we want to understand human nature is so we can help people with psychological disorders. This course lays a foundation for understandings and further study in psychology. You will learn how psychologists go about conceptualising and studying human nature, and how the brain works to produce thoughts, emotions and complex behaviour. We'll also look closely at how psychologists approach the diagnosis and treatment of the ‘common colds’ of psychopathology – anxiety and mood disorders. #### What will I learn? * What psychology is essentially about * The basic philosophical and conceptual foundations of psychology, such as: * The mind-body issue * The biopsychosocial perspective * The structure and functions of neurones, the smallest functional element of the nervous system, and how they communicate with each other ... Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders. One of the reasons we want to understand human nature is so we can help people with psychological disorders. This course lays a foundation for understandings and further study in psychology. You will learn how psychologists go about conceptualising and studying human nature, and how the brain works to produce thoughts, emotions and complex behaviour. We'll also look closely at how psychologists approach the diagnosis and treatment of the ‘common colds’ of psychopathology – anxiety and mood disorders. #### What will I learn? * What psychology is essentially about * The basic philosophical and conceptual foundations of psychology, such as: * The mind-body issue * The biopsychosocial perspective * The structure and functions of neurones, the smallest functional element of the nervous system, and how they communicate with each other * The broad structural and functional organisation of the nervous system as a whole, and the important features which allow for complex behaviours to occur in humans * The general approach that psychologists take to understand abnormal behaviour, including: * How they classify mental disorders * The essential diagnostic approach * The basic processes involved in experiencing and then coping with stress, and what happens when our coping strategies fail * What anxiety and mood disorders are, including: * The various subtypes * Their general prevalence (epidemiology) * How they are diagnosed and treated
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5 years, 8 months ago
Dr Francis is an engaging lecturer and a good communicator. This is definitely an intro class, for students with little or no knowledge of psychology.
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5 years, 11 months ago
A good combination of content from biology and psychology , especially for a beginner. Concepts explained in very simple terms
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