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New Course of the Week – Introduction to Psychology

Seemingly number 1 on Scott Adams‘ list of essential life skills to learn to improve your chances of success in life is Psychology. And there are a few interesting Psychology courses out there.

One is from my local University here close to my home, the University of Toronto, called Introduction to Psychology on the Coursera platform.

From the site:

This course will highlight the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior.  We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness.  We will examine human development – both in terms of growing up and growing old – and will discuss the manner in which the behavior of others affect our own thoughts and behavior.  Finally we will discuss various forms of mental illness and the treatments that are used to help those who suffer from them.

The course has the interesting tagline – come learn more about yourself. I hope they deliver on that promise. Should be interesting.


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