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About the Course Coursera's largest class is back by popular demand! Beginning July 14, 2014, Social Psychology will feature a fresh line-up of special events, guest experts, and material intended to delight psychology lovers around the world. Course Description from Professor Plous: Each of us is dealt a different hand in life, but we all face similar questions when it comes to human behavior: What leads us to like one person and dislike another? Our focus will be on surprising, entertaining, and intriguing research findings that are easy to apply in daily life. Course Format The class will consist of lecture videos, most of which are 10-20 minutes long. NEW IN 2014: To help students who have a busy schedule or don't speak English as their first language, the course will include a one-week break in the middle (August 4-10) so that anyone who has fallen behind can catch up on missed videos or readings.

AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works This psychology course is all about how behavior works. You will learn the theories of motivation, hunger, eating, the obesity epidemic, and sexual behavior. We will also examine theories of emotion and observe how developmental psychologists study phenomena across a lifespan. We will explore cognitive development, the history of intelligence and testing, and the relationship between creativity and mental illness. This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions to help prepare you for that AP® Psychology exam. This is the fourth in a six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam. Additional Courses: AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior AP® Psychology - Course 6: Exam Preparation & Review

English Composition I: Achieving Expertise About the Course English Composition I provides an introduction to and foundation for the academic reading and writing characteristic of college. Attending explicitly to disciplinary context, you will learn to read critically, write effective arguments, understand the writing process, and craft powerful prose that meets readers’ expectations. You will gain writing expertise by exploring questions about expertise itself: What factors impact expert achievement? Two overarching assumptions about academic writing will shape our work: 1) it is transferable; 2) it is learnable. Share why you want to improve your writing Learn what other says about their motivations **English Composition I has earned a Certificate of Recognition from Quality Matters, a non-profit dedicated to quality in online education Course Syllabus Unit 1 (Weeks 1-3): Critical ReviewHow do we become experts? Recommended Background In-course Textbooks Suggested Readings Course Format Yes. Will I get feedback on my written work? No.

Coursera We all negotiate on a daily basis. On a personal level, we negotiate with friends, family, landlords, car sellers and employers, among others. Negotiation is also the key to business success. No business can survive without profitable contracts. I hope that you will join the hundreds of thousands of learners who have made “Successful Negotiation” one of the most popular and highly-rated MOOCs worldwide. Should you trust your first impression? - Peter Mende-Siedlecki Social psychology is a branch of psychology focused on the scientific study of how people think about and relate to one another. One of the core research areas within social psychology concerns the question of how we learn about and evaluate other people based on their behavior. Expanding on the theories of early pioneers like Solomon Asch, Fritz Heider, and Harold Kelley, social psychologists have identified consistent patterns that govern how form stable impressions of the people around us. For instance, research suggests that when learning about a person’s moral character, bad behavior weighs more heavily on our impressions than good behavior. However, when learning about a person’s abilities, achievement is more informative than failure. Much of this lesson is influenced by the research of psychologists like Susan Fiske, John Skowronski and Donal Carlston, and Bogdan Wojciszke. I’m currently a graduate student, working under the guidance of Dr. Selected References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Open Text - Writing Commons How to start a movement Movements are not created by yourself. It takes leaders, followers and the crowd. It takes just as much courage to try to do something big as it does to be one of the first to buy into something big. Followership is the reciprocal social process of leadership. The study of followership is integral to a better understanding of leadership, as the success and failure of groups, organizations, and teams is not only dependent on how well a leader can lead, but also on how well the followers can follow. Specifically, followers play an active role in organization, group, and team successes and failures. We have all changed someone’s life -- usually without even realizing it. Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?"

Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Spain About the Course Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Spain Challenging Assumptions Our modern, global world is often presented as an unprecedented era of exceptional religious, political, and cultural enlightenment. About this Course: The Challenges of Co-Existence Serving as citizen-scholars, students will learn about the positive and negative elements of inter-religious co-existence in Plasencia, Spain, and more importantly, contribute to an international scholarly effort known as the Revealing Cooperation and Conflict Project. Together, we turn to a historical era that stumbled through the challenges of cultural and religious intermixing and co-existence. For example, students will evaluate the Spanish anti-Jewish pogroms of 1391 that led to the large scale conversion of Jews to Christianity (forced and voluntary). The Course Work View the high resolution promotional video -- with English and Spanish subtitles. Do I need to understand Spanish?

Freedom to Change The film, Path of Freedom, explores an innovative approach to rehabilitating prisoners at John J. Moran Medium Security Facility, a Rhode Island men's prison. Fleet Maull, a former inmate and founder of the Prison Mindfulness Institute (PMI), teaches basic meditation techniques at Moran, empowering prisoners to take responsibility for their lives. In 1989, while serving a 14.5-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for drug smuggling, Maull founded the PMI and led a twice-weekly meditation group in the prison chapel. Today, his focus includes programs for prison guards and administrators to help transform the corrections system as a whole. According to a 2014 National Research Council report, United States incarceration rates have more than quadrupled in the last four decades, bringing the effectiveness and growing costs of our prison system under increasing scrutiny. Innovative programs, like the PMI, bring meditation, art, theater, and dance into prisons.

Viaje por la arqueología, el arte y la historia de Castilla y León | El Rincón del Trotamundos Mecrópolis , Ciudad Romana de Clunia, Santo Domingo de Silos El Rincón del Trotamundos. 3/8/2013 En la comunidad de Castilla y León, el viajero que se adentra en estas tierras austeras por su clima y por sus recursos, descubrirá por doquier, históricos monumentos de gran belleza que han perdurado en el paso del tiempo, herencia cultural de los pueblos que habitaron estas tierras hace milenios; Metrópolis, ciudades romanas, castillos árabes y ricos monasterios románicos que salpican el paisaje castellano. Necrópolis de Cuyacabras Muy cerca de la localidad de Quintanar de la Sierra se encuentra la necrópolis de Cuyacabras, el conjunto más espectacular de tumbas antropomórficas excavadas en la roca de la Comarca de Pinares. En el Yacimiento de Cuyacabras hay 166 tumbas antropomórficas y 13 nichos. Dentro del conjunto de Cuyacabras también se puede observar el perímetro de una antigua iglesia prerrománica. Necrópolis de Revenga Junto a ellas está el eremitorio de San Andrés y el de La Cerca.