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

  • 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.