Learn how the human mind works and how you can use the power of your mind to your advantage | taught by Joeel & Natalie Rivera

Why do people think and act the way they do?

Why are some people miserable and others happy for no reason?

How does the human mind work, how do we learn, and how does memory work?

Why does society and the media have so much influence on people?

We’ll cover all of this and more in this Introduction to Psychology course!

The key to unlocking success and happiness in life is UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF—including why you think, feel and act the way you do. The best way to learn about yourself is to understand psychology and then apply it to your own life. In fact, most people who enter the psychology field are initially drawn to it out of an interest in understanding and improving themselves.

Most of human behavior and experience takes place unconsciously, meaning we aren’t aware of WHY we feel or act the way we do. By learning what psychology is and how the human mind works, we become CONSCIOUS of what is taking place INSIDE of us and how this influences what we experience in life. This course teaches the foundation of psychology and provides a framework for understanding yourself AND human behavior in general.

Once you understand the power of your mind, and how it works, you can use it to consciously create the life you desire, as well as help those around you.

This course will also help students enrolled in AP Psychology and college-level Introduction to Psychology courses by providing reinforcement of concepts in a more interesting way with a fun professor! It is also a great course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in psychology.

About the Professor: Joeel A. Rivera is a former Psychology Instructor with over a decade in the field of Psychology. Loved by his students for being “the nutty professor,” he is known for making learning FUN and presenting information in every-day language that is interesting and easy to apply to your life. You can read college students’ reviews at RateMyProfessor.com.

What will you learn?

  • Describe key concepts, phenomena, theories and topics in psychology
  • Understand more about the field of psychology
  • Learn how the human mind works and how you can use the power of your mind to your advantage
  • Learn the reasons you think, feel and act the way you do, as well as understand other people better

Who is this for?

  • Anyone interested in a greater understanding of themselves
  • Anyone interested in human behavior and why people do what they do
  • Anyone who wants to use the power of their mind to create the life they desire
  • Anyone taking an AP Psychology or college-level Psychology course
  • Anyone interested in understanding the field of psychology as a career

Course Syllabus

  • 1


    • Introduction - Learn Psychology: Why We Think, Feel and Act the Way We Do

    • My Journey to Psychology

    • The Power of Your Mind

  • 2


    • So What is Psychology?

    • Powerpoint Slides: Diffrent Approaches to Psychology

    • Internal Approaches to Psychology

    • External Approaches to Psychology 2

    • Powerpoint Slides: Research in Psychology

    • Research in Psychology Observational

    • Research in Psychology Correlational

    • Research in Psychology Experimental

    • Powerpoint Slides: Sensation and Perception

    • Sensation and Perception

    • Powerpoint Slides: Left Vs Right

    • Right Brain vs Left Brain

  • 3


    • Powerpoint Slides: Emotions 1 Physiological and Cognitive

    • Emotions Physiological and Cognitive

    • Powerpoint Slides: Emotions 2 Expressed and Experienced

    • Emotions Expressed and Experienced

    • Powerpoint Slides: Stress

    • Stress and Anxiety Part 1

    • Stress and Anxiety Part 2

  • 4


    • Powerpoint Slides: Memory How We Remember Part 1

    • How Do We Remember Part 1

    • Powerpoint Slides: How Do We Remember Part 2

    • How Do We Remember Part 2

    • Powerpoint Slides: Why Do We Forget

    • Why Do We Forget

    • Powerpoint Slides: Memory and Reliability

    • Memory and Reliability

  • 5


    • Powerpoint Slides: Classical Conditioning

    • Classical Conditioning

    • BONUS The Little Albert Conditioning Experiment

    • Powerpoint Slides: Operant Conditioning

    • Operant Conditioning

    • Powerpoint Slides: Motivation

    • Motivation

    • Powerpoint Slides: Learning

    • Other Kinds of Learning

  • 6


    • Powerpoint Slides: Parent and Child Interaction

    • Parent Child Interaction

    • Powerpoint Slides: Attachment and Separation

    • Attachment and Separation

    • BONUS Monkey Attachment Experiment

    • Powerpoint Slides: Gender and Sexuality

    • Sexual Development and Gender Identity

  • 7


    • Powerpoint Slides: Attribution and Impressions

    • Attribution and Making Impressions

    • Powerpoint Slides: Attitudes and Beliefs

    • Attitudes, Beliefs and Actions

    • Powerpoint Slides: Social Relations Part 1 Prejudice

    • Social Relations 1 Prejudice

    • 32 BONUS A Class Divided

    • Powerpoint Slides: Social Relations Part 2 Aggression

    • Social Relations Part 2 Aggression

    • BONUS The Bobo Doll Experiment

    • Powerpoint Slides: Conformity and Obedience

    • Conformity and Obedience

    • BONUS Obedience Experiment

    • Powerpoint Slides: Group Influence

    • Group Influence

  • 8

    Congratulations and Conclusion

    • Congratulations and Conclusion


Lead Instructors & Coaches

Joeel & Natalie Rivera

Joeel and Natalie Rivera are professional speakers, trainers, and coaches. Their mission is to provide tools that empower people to ignite their dreams,  unleash their potential and fulfill their purpose. Through their  company, Transformation Services, Inc., they provide digital content  publishing, online courses, and life coach training programs that act as  a catalyst for personal empowerment. Joeel  is a former psychology professor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling  and Education and is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D.  in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. Using the science of  psychology and human potential, they train leading edge entrepreneurs,  leaders, life coaches, and individuals how to master the power of their  mind and create their destiny.They  are serial entrepreneurs who challenge and inspire others to take their  power back through self-employment as INDIEpreneurs, (self-employed  freedom junkies). Between the two of them, they’ve started over a dozen  businesses, from photography to a non-profit teen coaching center, and  from an import business to a holistic virtual office. They  became INFOpreneurs in 2014 when they fully transitioned their print  magazine into digital format because they found they could reach an  exponential, worldwide market at a fraction of the time and cost. They  closed their physical offices and began converting their in-person  workshops and speeches into information products and online courses. Then, in 2015 they received a proverbial “kick in the pants” to go  “all-in” when Joeel fell ill after traveling overseas. Unable to leave  the house, they continued reach and inspire their market by creating 50  online courses in only 2 years, including digitizing their popular life  coach training programs and certifications. Today, they have served 300,000+ students from 195 countries.