About the course
Professor Braj Bhushan, a faculty of Psychology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has designed this course on Brief introduction to Psychology for you to understand the human behavior and its various aspects. This course will be helpful in understanding oneself, one’s behavior, and what lie beneath such behavior. It will help you understand how we understand, feel, and act. Through this brief introduction to psychology, we will cruise through some of the major psychological concepts and principles, primarily focusing on the perceptual processes, learning, memory, and emotions. This course covers in detail, the concept of Perception, Learning, Memory, and Emotion.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the major psychological concepts and principles.
- Implement your learning in the real-world situations effectively.
- Understand how you feel and act.
- Boost your hireability through innovative and independent learning.
- Get a certificate on successful completion of the course.
The course can be taken by:
Students: Students: All students who are pursuing any Professional/Technical degree courses related to Psychology.
Teachers/Faculties: All teachers/faculties who wish to acquire new skills or improve their efficiency in Psychology.
Professionals: All working professionals, who wish to enhance their skills and plan to use this knowledge in their workplace.
Why Learn A Brief introduction to Psychology?
Psychology allows you to understand more about how the body and mind work together. This knowledge can help with decision-making and avoid stressful situations. Psychology is a very good, general major for careers in social services, education, business, and many other occupations. Graduates with psychology degrees are working in a wide range of occupations, and most have successful careers because of a psychology background. So, the career prospects are bright, and thus it is important to learn Brief introduction to Psychology/ So, it is worth having a go at it.
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- Online lectures: 10 hours of online lectures with high-quality videos.
- Updated Quality content: Content is latest and gets updated regularly to meet the current industry demands.
Test & Evaluation
There will be a final test containing a set of multiple choice questions. Your evaluation will include the scores achieved in the final test.
Certification requires you to complete the final test. Your certificate will be generated online after successful completion of course.
Topics to be covered
- Psychology Lecture-01
In this module we will see the first process of Perception that is the Sensation in it we will learn different mechanism.
- What is the process of Perception? (Introduction)
- What is the process of Sensation?
- What is the process of Sensation? (Continued)
- Psychology Lecture-02
In this module, we will learn the intensity of the various stimuli and then see the Weber's Law and then also learn the Neisser's perceptual cycle.
- What does the brain decide that this has to be processed and this has not to be?
- What is the Weber's Law?
- How perception take place and what is the Neisser's perceptual cycle?
- Psychology Lecture-03
In this module we will learn the Theory of Signal detection and see the experimental of this theory, then we also learn the idea of drawing the contours for extracting the image from the background.
- What is the Theory of Signal detection?
- Experimental demonstration of the Theory of Signal detection
- How to extract an image from the background?
- Psychology Lecture-04
In this module, we will learn the different Gestalt principles.
- What are the Gestalt principles?
- What are the Gestalt principles? (Continued)
- Psychology Lecture-05
In this module, we will see the Visual depth perception and Perceptual constancy in Form perception.
- What is the Form perception?
- What is the Form perception? (Continued)
- Psychology Lecture-06
In this module we will learn different illusions and see the effect of culture on illusions, then we see the perception of motion, and then talk about the importance of a spatial orientation and importance of set in perception.
- What is the role of Culture in perception
- What is the importance of Spatial orientation and what is Motion perception?
- What is the importance of set in perception?
- Psychology Lecture-07
In this module, we will study the Learning and then see the Behavioral and Cognitive Theories of Learning.
- What means by Learning in psychology?
- What are the Learning theories?
- Psychology Lecture-08
In this module, we will learn the first theory in learning given by Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov.
- What is Classical conditioning theory?
- What is Classical conditioning theory? (Continued)
- Psychology Lecture-09
In this module we will see the different important concepts of Classical conditioning theory, and also see the two experiments, then see Thorndike's law of effect
- What are the important concepts of Classical conditioning theory?
- What are the types of Classical conditioning theory? two cases in class conditioning
- What is Thorndike's law of effect?
- Psychology Lecture-10
In this module, we will try to learn the Operant conditioning theory and its important concepts.
- What is Operant conditioning theory?
- What are the important concepts of Operant conditioning theory?
- Psychology Lecture-11
In this module, we will see the difference between Classical and Operant conditioning, and also see the Observational learning, and the concept of cognitive learning.
- What is the difference between Classical and Operant conditioning?
- What is Observational learning?
- What is the assumption in social cognitive theory?, What is the importance of cognitive learning?
- Psychology Lecture-12
- In this lecture we will learn the insight learning, then learn the bio-cultural factors in cognitive learning, also see the Learning curve given by Hermann Ebbinghaus, then see the transfer of learning.
- What is Insight learning?
- What are the bio-cultural factors in cognitive learning? and some of the other important factors.
- What is the Learning curve?
- What is the transfer of learning?
- Psychology Lecture-13
- In this lecture, we will learn the memory process, and then two models about memory, they also learn the Sensory memory and its types.
- What is memory and memory process? (What we do in this week)
- What is Information processing theory, level of processing theory and Neural network perspective?
- What is the Sensory memory?
- What is an Iconic memory and Sperling's experiment?
- Psychology Lecture-14
In this module, we will learn the echoic memory and difference between echoic and Iconic memory and then learn the Short-Term memory.
- What is echoic memory and difference between echoic and Iconic memory?
- What is Short-term memory(STM)?
- What is the different effect in STM and short-term auditory memory?
- What are Rehearsal and its types in STM
- What is the concept of chunks in STM?
- What is the concept of working memory give by Alan Bradley?, how chunks organized in STM?
- Psychology Lecture-15
In this module, we will discuss the long-term memory and its types that is an Episodic memory, Also see the different examples of episodic memory, at last of the module we will discuss the factors that affect the episodic memory.
- What is Long-term memory(LTM)?
- What is an Episodic memory and Eyewitness memory?
- Examples of Episodic memory, What are the factors that affecting episodic memory?
- What are the factors that affecting episodic memory? (Continued)
- Psychology Lecture-16
In this module, we will discuss the Autobiographical and Semantic memory, then discuss the different observation in Long-term memory.
- What are an Autobiographical memory and its aspect?
- What are the Semantic memory and its concepts?
- What is the different observation in LTM?
- Psychology Lecture-17
In this module we will see procedural and prospective memory, then see Comparison between Sensory, STM, and LTM and then different aspects of memory and last of the module we will discuss the method for studying memory.
- What is the Procedural and prospective memory?
- Comparison between Sensory, STM, and LTM
- What is the reconstructive aspect of the memory and Zeigarnik effect?
- What is the memory construction, memory Implantation, memory distortion?
- What are the methods used for studying memory?
- Psychology Lecture-18
The Objective of this module is to first learn the process of Forgetting and its different theories, then see the forgetting curve and relearning or saving method, also learn the different methods for better memory.
- What is Forgetting and theories of forgetting?
- What is the forgetting curve and relearning or saving method?
- What are the tips for better memory?
- Psychology Lecture-19
In this module we will learn the Emotion and its four important processes, then learn the different Biological theories of Emotion.
- What are Emotion and its process?
- What is the James-Lange theory of emotion?
- What are the Cannon-Bard and Central Motive state theories of emotion?
- Psychology Lecture-20
In this module, We will Learn the Cognitive theories for emotion, then learn two three different theories that describe the classification of Emotion.
- What is the Schacter-Singer and Lazarus theories of emotion?
- What is the Plutchik theory for emotion?
- What are the Izard and Paul Ekman theories for emotion?
- Psychology Lecture-21
In this module, we will learn the Lewis developmental theory for describing emotions in infants, facial expressions and emotions in infants, and then learn the working of emotion and memory together in the case of human children.
- How does an infant human learn to express through face?
- What are the facial expressions in Infants and how the infants look at their parents?
- What are the Emotions in infant, how emotion and memory both will work together in the case of human children, how human learn to express themselves?
- Psychology Lecture-22
In this module first we will about the influence, of the impact, of the effect, of culture on emotional expression, then factors for understand the nuances of facial expressions, and then also talk about Facial asymmetry and facial feedback hypothesis
- What is the effect of culture on emotional expression?
- How to understand the nuances of facial expressions?
- What are the Facial asymmetry and facial feedback hypothesis
- Psychology Lecture-23
In this module we will learn the musculature analysis of facial expression and its different examples, then see a documentary video to show an impact of culture on expression.
- What is the musculature analysis of facial expression?
- What is the musculature analysis of facial expression? (Continued)
- Impact of culture in Expression(Documentary video)
- Psychology Lecture-24
In this module, we will learn the biological aspect of emotional responses.
- What is the biological significance of processing on the certain type of emotion?
- What type of emotion will lead to happen when stimulation level increases or decreases?
- What happens in the nervous system when events evoke the emotion, how to do an appraisal of emotion and what are the aspects of emotion?
- The brief introduction to Psychology - Final Quiz