Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MATTHEW E.
Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsMUNDY PHD: What is psychology? When do 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 Psychology 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 breakaway from philosophy, through to the early schools of thought, and then its emergence as the well regarded scientific discipline that we now 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 52 secondsIn this course, you'll find out first hand what it means for a discipline to be a science, and to have the opportunity to master 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. However, learners who have already completed a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than psychology and who are interested in expanding their science and research skills would be able to receive additional benefits from completing this course. No prior study of psychology is required or expected.
Skip to 1 minute and 31 secondsThe great thing about this course is that it's part of a set of courses that create a for credit pathway into Monash University's fully online Graduate Diploma of Psychology. That means learners who successfully complete the full set of courses, and who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, will receive one unit of academic credit. So if you want to learn more about the history and science of psychology and are ready to complete a set of course that prepare you to enter a fully online course, by a school of psychological sciences is ranked among the best in the world, then I encourage you to join us in this course.