Free course

Making sense of ourselves

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Making sense of ourselves, introduces you to well-known psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions, such as Why don’t we like one another? Why would I hang around with you? Do you see what I see? What’s the point of childhood? You’ll learn how psychologists can go about addressing these questions using different research tools and approaches.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain some of the key aspects of prejudice and how and why they are important
  • describe basic elements in the study of the psychology of personal relationships such as love and friendship
  • understand how visual illusions are used to explore the visual system and how psychologists research vision
  • understand the role of theory of mind in researching child development.