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What are people most afraid of? What do our dreams mean? Are we natural-born racists? What makes us happy? What are the causes and cures of mental illness? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, persuasion, emotions, and social behavior. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

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Intro to Psychology: https://www.coursera.org/learn/introduction-psychology

The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910: https://www.coursera.org/learn/modern-world (2nd part is as great as the first one)

I loved 'Classical Sociological Theory'. It introduces the ideas of 8 'sociological' thinkers from Bernard Mandeville to Norbert Elias. The course uses the medium of a MOOC by providing insightful pictures and the course references interesting source material.

The course that brings me the most in terms of concepts I keep coming back to in everyday live is 'Introduction to Psychology': https://www.coursera.org/learn/introduction-psychology

I must confess I always find it quite hard to take psychology very serious, but this course does a good job at cutting to the bone of what psychology is about and refrains from making unfalsifiable statements.

EDIT: Almost forgot Astronomy: Exploring time and space: https://www.coursera.org/learn/astro. It comes with a very awesome free online book/website.

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