Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds MATTHEW MUNDY: What is psychology? When did we first start studying the human mind and its functions to find out how it shapes our behaviour? Hi I’m Matthew Mundy and I’m the Director of Education at the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University in Australia. In this course, you’ll explore the ‘History and Science of Psychology’. You’ll learn about its origins starting with the break away from philosophy, through to the early schools of thought and then its emergence as the well regarded scientific discipline that we know today. You’ll also learn about some of the early pioneers and key individuals who shaped the discipline along the way. Is psychology a science?
Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds In this course, you’ll find out firsthand what it means for a discipline to be a science, and to have the opportunity to master the basic principles of the scientific method that you can then apply in your academic and professional career. This introductory course is designed for everyone, regardless of experience or background. No prior study of psychology is required or expected. So if you want to learn more about the history and science of psychology, by a School of Psychological Sciences that is ranked among the best in the world. Then I encourage you to join us in this course.