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Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.
- Susan Snycerski - Susan Snycerski has been teaching Introductory Psychology for 15 years. It's one of her favorite subjects to teach as she feels students can learn so much about themselves and others in this course. She completed her BS in Psychology at Central Michigan University and her Master's and Ph.D. at Western Michigan University. She was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and holds a graduate certificate in Clinical Trials Administration. She has been teaching at San Jose State for 8 years. Susan enjoys hiking, gourmet cooking, and cheering for the Detroit Red Wings, her favorite NHL hockey team.
- Greg Feist - Gregory J. Feist is Associate Professor of Psychology in Personality at San Jose State University and Director of the MA Program in Research and Experimental Psychology. He teaches Introduction to Psychology, Test and Measures, and The Psychology of Science. He is co-author of the introductory text, Psychology: Perspectives and Connections (McGraw-Hill). He received his PhD in 1991 from the University of California at Berkeley.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.