• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
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Overview

The programme

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 Introduction to Psychology offered by Coursera in partnership with Yale tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. 

It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, persuasion, emotions, and social behavior.  We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 20 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 6 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Welcome to Introduction to Psychology
  • Foundations
  • Development and Language
  • Cognition
  • Self and others
  • Variation
  • The good life

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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