Open Educational Resources about psychology

15.301 / 15.310 Managerial Psychology

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. John Carroll Prof. Li Tao
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / Management / Human Resources
This course introduces you to behavioral science theories, methods, and tools and provides opportunities to use and apply them to problems you will encounter in your work and career. The course material will begin with an overview of work and organizations in modern industrial society, and then .. show the rest of description.

Lifespan Development

Language:
English
Institution:
The Saylor Foundation
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Social Sciences / Psychology / Developmental
Developmental psychology concerns itself with the changes (psychological and otherwise) that occur as a result of our physical and mental maturation. This course proceeds from prenatal development through adolescent and adult development. This free course may be completed online at any time. See .. show the rest of description.

21W.730-3 Consumer Culture | Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Language:
English
Author:
Boiko, Karen
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Humanities / English / Language / Composition and Rhetoric
What is the good life, and can you shop there? Would you want that life if you couldn't? Has shopping replaced working as the activity that gives the most meaning to our lives? The theme for this Expository Writing class is Consumer Culture. The class will explore what it means to belong to a .. show the rest of description.

24.08J / 9.48J Philosophical Issues in Brain Science

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Pawan Sinha Prof. Alex Byrne
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Humanities / Philosophy
This course provides an introduction to important philosophical questions about the mind, specifically those that are intimately connected with contemporary psychology and neuroscience. Are our concepts innate, or are they acquired by experience? (And what does it even mean to call a concept .. show the rest of description.

24.09 Minds and Machines (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Alex Byrne
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Humanities / Philosophy
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Artificial Intelligence
  • Social Sciences / Psychology
  • Social Sciences / Psychology / Cognitive
This course is an introduction to many of the central issues in a branch of philosophy called philosophy of mind. .. show the rest of description.

24.120 Moral Psychology

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Richard Holton
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Humanities / Philosophy
This course is an examination of philosophical theories of action and motivation in the light of empirical findings from social psychology, sociology, and neuroscience. Topics include belief, desire, and moral motivation; sympathy and empathy; intentions and other committing states; strength of .. show the rest of description.

24.263 The Nature of Creativity

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Irving Singer
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Humanities / Philosophy
This course is an introduction to problems about creativity as it pervades human experience and behavior. Questions about imagination and innovation are studied in relation to the history of philosophy as well as more recent work in philosophy, affective psychology, cognitive studies, and art .. show the rest of description.

4.322 Introduction to Sculpture

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Sanjit Sethi
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Social Sciences / Psychology
This class introduces fundamental issues in sculpture such as site, context, process, psychology and aesthetics of the object, and the object's relation to the body. During the semester Introduction to Sculpture will explore issues of interpretation and audience interaction. As a significant .. show the rest of description.

6.868J The Society of Mind (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Marvin Minsky
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Humanities / Philosophy
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Artificial Intelligence
This course is an introduction to the theory that tries to explain how minds are made from collections of simpler processes. It treats such aspects of thinking as vision, language, learning, reasoning, memory, consciousness, ideals, emotions, and personality. It incorporates ideas from psychology, .. show the rest of description.

9.69 Foundations of Cognition

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Josh Tenenbaum Prof. Lera Boroditsky
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Social Sciences / Psychology
  • Social Sciences / Psychology / Cognitive
Advances in cognitive science have resolved, clarified, and sometimes complicated some of the great questions of Western philosophy: what is the structure of the world and how do we come to know it; does everyone represent the world the same way; what is the best way for us to act in the world. .. show the rest of description.