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This Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge - The Unconscious offered by Coursera in partnership with The University of Edinburgh will examine some of the most influential ideas about the unconscious starting with the work of Sigmund Freud, and follow the development of theories of the unconscious all the way to present research in experimental psychology.

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Overview

A challenging but fascinating topic on the way to achieving self-knowledge is the unconscious. For well over a century, psychologists, philosophers, and many others have posited a level of mentality that is not immediately open to introspection; some would even say that certain unconscious elements cannot be known through introspection.

This Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge - The Unconscious offered by Coursera was created by a partnership between The University of Edinburgh and Humility & Conviction and Public Life Project, an engaged research project  based at the University of Connecticut and funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

What you will learn

  • Gain an appreciation of the relation of methods of learning about oneself that do not depend on introspection.
  • Become familiar with contemporary research in experimental social psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience into the emotions and the unconscious.
  • Understand the role of affect in decision making, and self-deception.
  • Be able to identify and analyse unconscious mechanisms motivating own and other people's actions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Freudian Unconscious
  • Freud's legacy
  • The Adaptive Unconscious
  • Rationality and Emotions
  • Final assessment

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Intermediate Level

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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