Learn Psychology: Why We Think, Feel and Act the Way We Do

Learn Psychology: Why We Think, Feel and Act the Way We Do

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Learn how the human mind works and how you can use the power of your mind to your advantage | taught by Joeel & Natalie Rivera
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Why do people think and act the way they do?

Why are some people miserable and others happy for no reason?

How does the human mind work, how do we learn, and how does memory work?

Why does society and the media have so much influence on people?

We’ll cover all of this and more in this Introduction to Psychology course! 

The key to unlocking success and happiness in life is UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF—including why you think, feel and act the way you do. The best way to learn about yourself is to understand psychology and then apply it to your own life. In fact, most people who enter the psychology field are initially drawn to it out of an interest in understanding and improving themselves.

Most of human behavior and experience takes place unconsciously, meaning we aren’t aware of WHY we feel or act the way we do. By learning what psychology is and how the human mind works, we become CONSCIOUS of what is taking place INSIDE of us and how this influences what we experience in life. This course teaches the foundation of psychology and provides a framework for understanding yourself AND human behavior in general.

Once you understand the power of your mind, and how it works, you can use it to consciously create the life you desire, as well as help those around you.

This course will also help students enrolled in AP Psychology and college-level Introduction to Psychology courses by providing reinforcement of concepts in a more interesting way with a fun professor! It is also a great course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in psychology.

About the Professor: Joeel A. Rivera is a former Psychology Instructor with over a decade in the field of Psychology. Loved by his students for being “the nutty professor,” he is known for making learning FUN and presenting information in every-day language that is interesting and easy to apply to your life. You can read college students’ reviews at RateMyProfessor.com.

What will you learn?

  • Describe key concepts, phenomena, theories and topics in psychology
  • Understand more about the field of psychology
  • Learn how the human mind works and how you can use the power of your mind to your advantage
  • Learn the reasons you think, feel and act the way you do, as well as understand other people better

Who is this for?

  • Anyone interested in a greater understanding of themselves
  • Anyone interested in human behavior and why people do what they do
  • Anyone who wants to use the power of their mind to create the life they desire
  • Anyone taking an AP Psychology or college-level Psychology course
  • Anyone interested in understanding the field of psychology as a career


We are Joeel & Natalie Rivera. We have over 300,000+ students from 195 countries. Our courses are all based on our educational background in psychology and education, our experience as life coaches, speakers, and entrepreneurs, as well as Joeel’s background as a psychology instructor, his Master’s in Counseling and his research on happiness for his dissertation for his PH.D. in Psychology.

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Introduction 20:04

My Journey to Psychology
The Power of Your Mind


So What is Psychology?
Powerpoint Slides: Different Approaches to Psychology
Internal Approaches to Psychology
External Approaches to Psychology 2
Powerpoint Slides: Research in Psychology
Research in Psychology Observational
Research in Psychology Correlational
Research in Psychology Experimental
Powerpoint Slides: Sensation and Perception
Sensation and Perception
Powerpoint Slides: Left Vs Right
Right Brain vs Left Brain


Powerpoint Slides: Emotions 1 Physiological and Cognitive
Emotions Physiological and Cognitive
Powerpoint Slides: Emotions 2 Expressed and Experienced
Emotions Expressed and Experienced
Powerpoint Slides: Stress
Stress and Anxiety Part 1
Stress and Anxiety Part 2

MEMORY 54:06

Powerpoint Slides: Memory How We Remember Part 1
How Do We Remember Part 1
Powerpoint Slides: How Do We Remember Part 2
How Do We Remember Part 2
Powerpoint Slides: Why Do We Forget
Why Do We Forget
Powerpoint Slides: Memory and Reliability
Memory and Reliability


Powerpoint Slides: Classical Conditioning
Classical Conditioning
BONUS The Little Albert Conditioning Experiment
Powerpoint Slides: Operant Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Powerpoint Slides: Motivation
Powerpoint Slides: Learning
Other Kinds of Learning


Powerpoint Slides: Parent and Child Interaction
Parent Child Interaction
Powerpoint Slides: Attachment and Separation
Attachment and Separation
BONUS Monkey Attachment Experiment
Powerpoint Slides: Gender and Sexuality
Sexual Development and Gender Identity


Powerpoint Slides: Attribution and Impressions
Attribution and Making Impressions
Powerpoint Slides: Attitudes and Beliefs
Attitudes, Beliefs and Actions
Powerpoint Slides: Social Relations Part 1 Prejudice
Social Relations 1 Prejudice
32 BONUS A Class Divided
Powerpoint Slides: Social Relations Part 2 Aggression
Social Relations Part 2 Aggression
BONUS The Bobo Doll Experiment
Powerpoint Slides: Conformity and Obedience
Conformity and Obedience
BONUS Obedience Experiment
Powerpoint Slides: Group Influence
Group Influence

Congratulations and Conclusion 02:46

Congratulations and Conclusion