“The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” C.G. Jung
The word ‘psychology’ is composed of two Greek words, psyche, which roughly means ‘mind’, and logos, a multilayered and polysemous word which we could translate even more roughly as ‘knowledge’. Thus psychology means ‘knowledge of the mind’.
Learners in this course will explore how psychology can reveal the motivations behind human behavior, a subject which is of particular interest for many people today. Learners will get a chance to see some of the things that can cause people to act and react in the ways that we do. This course explores the emergence of psychology as a new modern subject and how this subject has grown to become an everyday part of our lives and ways of seeing ourselves.