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Introduction to Human Behavior

Learn about the science of human behavior and the basic human psychological processes from this free online course.

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Introduction to Human Behavior is a free online course that will teach you the fundamentals of the science of human behavior and human cognitive processes. Learn about contemporary psychological perspectives, methods of psychological research, and processes of the basic psychological processes of sensation and perception. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of the patterns of human interaction!
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    5-6 Hours
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Introduction to Human Behavior is a free online course that will give you insight into the science of human behavior and basic cognitive processes. This course will help you understand the fundamental concepts of psychology and the human behavioral system. First, you will learn about the nature and scope of the field of psychology, and the historical origins of psychology.

Next, you will study the various schools of psychology and contemporary psychological perspectives of behavior. You will also discuss the methods and ethics of psychological research. Then, you will learn about the requirements and mechanism of the sensory system, sensory coding, and thresholds. You will further discuss the signal detection theory and elements of the visual system. Finally, you will study the process of perception, using depth cues to perceive distance, and the recognition network models.

This free online course will enable you to explore the field of psychology, various behavioral perspectives, and the mechanism of various human behavioral patterns. This course will be of immense interest to students, researchers, health professionals, psychologists, and anyone with an interest in understanding human interactions. Register for this course today and improve your knowledge of human cognitive processes.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the historical origins of psychology
  • Analyze the schools of psychology
  • Describe the contemporary psychological perspectives
  • Evaluate the methods of psychological research
  • Recognize the ethical considerations of psychological research
  • Discuss the mechanism of the sensory system
  • Distinguish between absolute and differential thresholds
  • Explain the five steps in the perception process
  • Evaluate the recognition network models


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