About This Course
This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts that form the foundation of the field of psychology. Topics include history of psychology, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, and life-span development. Class lectures emphasize an empirical approach to a scientific understanding of human behavior across these domains. In addition to learning basic content information about psychology, students will learn how psychologists ask questions, evaluate evidence, and communicate with each other.
Qian Jing, Ph.D., associate professor. In 2006, he obtained a doctorate in psychology from Warwick University, United Kingdom. Postdoctoral research at the Human Development Research Center of the Max Planck Institute in Germany from 2007 to 2008, and postdoctoral research at the Decision Science Center of Columbia University from 2008 to 2009. From 2010 to 2015, he lectured on the excellent course "Psychology and Life" of Tsinghua University and the core course "Introduction to Psychology" of the school's cultural quality. These two courses have been rated as the "most recommended course" in the "Tsinghua Sun Classroom" created spontaneously by students.