Psychology as a subject interests many but what is popularly known are the common views that humans hold about their race. Over the century, the subject’s endevour to establish itself as a science through various experiments remains unknown to many.The present course attempts to share the most important experiments in the history of Psychology that has helped shape its identity. It aims to aid students’ understanding of how to design experiments with human subjects and assist the student to understand Psychology with a scientific eye.
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Prof. Rajlakshmi Guha is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Kharagpur. She has done her PhD in Psychology. She has research interests in the areas of Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Perception, Attention, Memory processes, Physiological basis of emotion, and student’s mental health etc.
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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 1000 + GST
2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
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3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:
CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 3/4 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
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4. Register for exams
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EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.
5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.
Week 1: History and genesis of Psychology as a Science
Week 2: Classic studies in Cognitive and Social Psychology
Week 3: Famous studies in Clinical and Health Psychology
Week 4: Experiments in Individual differences and cultural diversity