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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psychologists study human and animal behaviour and their experience. *Behaviour Behaviour includes being kind, aggressive, breathing, walking, being idle, changing, becoming a grandparent and so on. Often psychologists can not perform experiments on humans for ethical reasons and may use animals to try to gain understanding of human behaviour. For example, by trying to teach monkeys to talk, researchers have gained insight into how humans may develop their language skills. *Experience - If we study behaviour, we need to understand what the experience of that behaviour is like for the individual i.e. if we study someone being angry, we need to know what that feels like for the person. A generally accepted definition of psychology is the study of human behaviour. Behaviour can provide us with valuable windows into a person's emotional and cognitive states, and if we can understand the psychological influences on behaviour, we can try to better understand a person's inner experience. COURSE STRUCTURE There are seven lessons in this course, as follows:

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psychologists study human and animal behaviour and their experience. *Behaviour Behaviour includes being kind, aggressive, breathing, walking, being idle, changing, becoming a grandparent and so on. Often psychologists can not perform experiments on humans for ethical reasons and may use animals to try to gain understanding of human behaviour. For example, by trying to...

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