PSYCOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY

About this course

Psychology is the branch of health science dedicated to the study of the functions of the human mind, with a special focus on factors that influence behavior. Sociology is the science that focuses on the study of social relationships and the human psyche. This course provides a path starting from the elements that make up the human mind and the conception of self, and ending with an explanation of how that self is placed within a societal structure.

In this course, the student will be introduced to how humans sense and understand their environment. Moreover, factors that influence behavior as well as the concept of self-identity, social interactions, social thinking, and social structures will be discussed. For optimal comprehension, the student is required to have a good grasp of the physiology of the neurosensory organs, endocrine organs, and sleep, and a thorough understanding of the pharmacology of addictive substances.

Importance of the subject for the medical career and field in general: Under the biopsychosocial model of disease, physicians can positively affect the psychological health of their patients, at the very least, by providing the emotional support needed to overcome the psychological stress of being burdened with a disease. Furthermore, a competent physician must understand that all individuals play important roles in societal structures that they are a part of, and that disease processes can hinder their ability to adequately respond to the obligations inherent to their role. A working knowledge of psychology and sociology enables physicians to address these aspects and maximize the effectiveness of interventions.

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Content

Speaker

Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Dr. Tarry Ahuja is a Manager of Program Development Pharmaceutical Reviews and Real-World Evidence Advisor at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies (CADTH).
He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience with a specialty in electrophysiology and pharmacology from Carleton University, Ottawa. Currently, he is a University Lecturer in Biological Foundations of Addictions and Health Psychology at Carleton University.
He has undertaken clinical research with the National Research Council of Canada and worked in sleep disorder clinics for 10 years.

Video lectures

01. Sensing the Environment – 18 Videos

 

02. Making Sense of the Environment – 27 Videos

 

03. Responding to the World – 13 Videos

 

04. Individual Influences on Behavior – 32 Videos

 

05. Social Processes That Influence Human Behavior – 11 Videos

 

06. Attitude and Behavior Change – 6 Videos

 

07. Self-Identity – 6 Videos

 

08. Social Thinking – 7 Videos

 

09. Social Interactions – 14 Videos

 

10. Understanding Social Structure – 13 Videos

 

11. Demographic Characteristics and Processes – 9 Videos

 

12. Social Inequality – 6 Videos