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Psychology - Development of Its Major Areas, Methods and Schools of Thought

Psychology
Free Course

An overview of psychology which includes major areas, methods and schools of thought.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
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Gain an overview of psychology and its history with the course Psychology - Development of Its Major Areas, Methods and Schools of Thought, showing many reasons why someone may choose to study psychology in greater detail. 


The course begins by discussing why people may choose to study psychology as a subject. You will learn how studying psychology can benefit you in many different areas. You will then be introduced to the divisions of the American Psychological Association and what areas related to psychology that they focus on. You will also learn about different fields of psychology including emerging fields that are becoming more prevalent. You will learn about the major milestones that have been made in psychology, going from hundreds of years ago, until the modern day.

Next, you will be introduced to different methods and tools that can be used in psychology research. You will learn about a range of different schools of thought in psychology that have been popular in the past and the different people that popularized them. These include experimental psychology, structuralism, functionalism and behaviorism among others.

This free course will be of great interest to those who are interested in studying psychology and would like an overview of psychology and its history.

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Identify reasons someone should study psychology. - Discuss the different divisions of the American Psychological Association. - Identify emerging fields of psychology. - Discuss major milestones of psychology. - Discuss different methods in psychology. - and discuss the different schools of thought in psychology that have been popular throughout the years.

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