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Social Psychology

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? How do conflicts and prejudices develop, and how can they be reduced? 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.

[Entretien] Robert-Vincent Joule R.-V. Joule : Professeur de psychologie sociale à l’Université de Provence (Aix-en-Provence, France). Sylvain Delouvée : Merci d’avoir accepté cet entretien. Robert-Vincent Joule : C’est une question difficile… vous placez la barre très haut en ce début d’entretien… mais je ne me défilerai pas. Sylvain Delouvée : Pour celles et ceux qui ne connaissent pas vos travaux, comment, en quelques mots, présenteriez-vous vos thématiques de recherches ? Robert-Vincent Joule : Deux domaines, au cœur de la vie sociale, me passionnent et m’ont toujours passionné : celui du changement d’attitude et celui du changement comportemental. Sylvain Delouvée : Lors d’un entretien accordé à la Radio Nationale Dolmate (1) vous répondiez avec Jean-Léon Beauvois aux critiques qui sont souvent adressées à vos travaux sur les « armes » que vous fournissez aux manipulateurs. Robert-Vincent Joule : Je ne le pense pas. Il y a là de quoi alimenter la réflexion. Robert-Vincent Joule : Merci à vous. 1.

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. The course concludes with in-depth coverage of the fields of personality psychology and social psychology. 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

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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. In more recent years, the field of social neuroscience has emerged at the intersection of social psychology and the biological sciences. I’m currently a graduate student, working under the guidance of Dr. For every aspect of human social life, there's a possible research topic for the fields of social psychology and social neuroscience. Finally, for a demonstration of how fMRI works, check out this video or take a look at this article! Selected References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

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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. Certainly we continue to experience tumultuous events and problematic relations, but many of us believe our world exists along a trajectory of human progress. 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. The Course Work View the high resolution promotional video -- with English and Spanish subtitles. Do I need to understand Spanish?