Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Unconscious

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A challenging but fascinating topic on the way to achieving self-knowledge is the unconscious. For well over a century, psychologists, philosophers, and many others have posited a level of mentality that is not immediately open to introspection; some would even say that certain unconscious elements cannot be known through introspection.

This course will:

  • examine some of the most influential ideas about the unconscious starting with the work of Sigmund Freud
  • follow the development of theories of the unconscious all the way to present research in experimental psychology.

But be warned: some of the things you may learn about your unconscious mind may be surprising, and possibly even disturbing!

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One of the best courses in Coursera! A must for those who have an interest and want to delve in philosophy and psychology particularly about the human mind.
Summary
  • Programme type
    Course: study a subject through videos, articles, discussions and quizzes
  • Cost and certification
    Free, with option to upgrade for a certificate
  • Duration
    4 weeks
  • Weekly effort
    2-3 hours
  • Difficulty level
    Intermediate
  • Course platform
    Coursera
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