心理學與現代人的生活

Big Ideas In Psychology

Kaidy Stautz

Kaidy 來自英國,畢業自劍橋大學,從事學術研究幾年,他決定轉職教育,於英國取得英語教學執照 CELTA,目前是專職的英語老師,累計兩年教學經驗。最喜歡的電影是1982年《銀翼殺手》。


課程簡介

本課程以心理學作為討論主題,選材自知名部落格“Barking Up The Wrong Tree”,都是與現代生活密切相關的內容。

課程以討論形式進行,學員將能增進英語表達與思維能力,同時學習心理學知識,進而得到新的看待生活事物的角度。

討論過程中,我們會試著應用課堂中的知識,包括比對自身的生活經驗,或者用以理解相關的新聞事件。老師 Kaidy 相信心理學是實用的科學,透過應用所學,我們將更有收穫。

Kaidy 擁有心理學博士學位,兼具扎實學術經驗與英語教學訓練,是教授本課程不二人選,推薦對心理學感興趣的朋友參加。

課程目標

  • 增進對心理學的理解
  • 增進以英語參與討論的能力
  • 增進批判性思考能力
  • 增加單字量與閱讀能力

進行方式

老師將於課前將文章寄給學員,每週一到兩篇選文。請學員於課前先行讀過,並思考指定問題。

備註

課程安排

本課程分 Part A & B 課綱,可以以任一順序選修。各課綱的每週主題請見連結

本課程適用【MDT 兩人團報九折優惠】

只要報名同一堂課,兩位學員都能享有九折優惠,優惠辦法如下:

  1. 付款並完成報名
  2. 填寫本表單

MDT 將於十五個工作日內,將折扣金額退還至您的信用卡帳戶。

Summary

In this class we will discuss some important ideas in psychology. We will focus on topics and questions that should be relevant and useful to everyone and that stimulate interesting discussions.

This course is in two parts, A and B:

Part A (4 classes):

1. Happiness and wellbeing - How do we define and measure happiness? How can we improve our wellbeing?

2. Personality - What is your personality? Where does it come from? Can it be changed?

3. Persuasion - How do you convince someone they're wrong? How are our decisions influenced by others?

4. Intelligence - What is intelligence/IQ? How important is it? Can it be increased? What is emotional intelligence?

Part B (4 classes):

1. Sleep and dreams - Are you getting enough sleep? How can you get a better sleep? What is the purpose of dreams?

2. Emotions - What are emotions and what do they mean? Are emotions universal or cultural? How can you improve your emotional intelligence?

3. Creativity - How do psychologists define and test creativity? Are you a creative person? How can you be more creative at work?

4. Positive Psychology - An overview of a newer field of psychology, which focues on buildings strengths and finding meaning in life.

Format

Each class will be based around an article from the popular blog 'Barking Up The Wrong Tree' (pre-reading will be helpful but not essential). We will discuss the main ideas from each article and whether we agree or disagree with them. I will teach you about relevant psychological studies in the area, and we'll talk about how the ideas discussed relate to current news and events.
 

What you can learn from this class

Current ideas in psychology, critical thinking, confidence in discussion, vocabulary, reading skills

My experience for the class

I have a PhD in psychology and worked as a post-doc at the University of Cambridge for over three years, conducting psychological research funded by the UK government. I now teach English in Taipei to students of all levels and backgrounds.
相當於多益880分,適合有國際經驗,或工作上會以英文進行討論者。​ 完整分級說明請點此連結

若學員人數不足,我們最遲將於兩天前通知大家,並協助各位全額退費。

根據北市府規定,學生於第二堂課上課前提出退費申請者,退還課程費用總額百分之七十。 完整說明請點此連結

報名課程

星期六 4 堂課共 $ 2400
11/02 17:00-18:30
11/09 17:00-18:30
11/16 17:00-18:30
11/23 17:00-18:30
※本期為課綱 (B)
MDT信義教室 : 台北市光復南路578號3樓 (捷運信義安和站5號出口步行約5分鐘。)

星期二 4 堂課共 $ 2400
11/12 18:30-20:00
11/19 18:30-20:00
11/26 18:30-20:00
12/03 18:30-20:00
※本期為課綱 (B)
小樹大安復興 : 臺北市大安區復興南路一段259號5樓 (大安捷運站6號出口步行約3分鐘。)

14則課程評價

G.E.
2019年10月
As usual, Kai has shared a great class with us! Would be great if he has other topics for class :)

Viiking Liu
2019年10月
老師能給大家很多的信心開口 課程設計也很有趣

Bella
2019年09月
老師準備的都問題很棒,耐心聽學生回答,也很會引導學生進一步思考。適合想多開口和用英文討論的人。 不過因為程度分級是自由心證,老師也不會糾正錯誤或提出更適合的說法,對於精進英文能力幫助不大。

Roger
2019年09月
It is my best experience in MDT so far and I'd like to recommend this class to everyone who is trying to improve spoken English and willing to know social science knowledge. The teacher is well prepared for weekly material with a clear structure and creates a good classroom atmosphere.

G.E.
2019年07月
Kaidy is a wonderful teacher! He's very good at guiding us to think differently and individual opinions in related topics. He would also tell us about some psychology theories and historical development, overall i've enjoyed his classes :)

Zack
2019年06月
Kaidy is a well-prepared and agreeable instructor. The topics he chosed are relevant and resonating. I enjoyed the discussion every week and learned a lot from it. I highly recommend Kaidy to those who have interest in psychology or have curiosity about human behavior.

Tino
2019年06月
I really enjoy this course and hope you can experience such a great course as well!

Zoey
2019年05月
Interesting class with a lot of thinking, recommend those who are interested in psychology in your daily life.

Rachel Chen
2019年05月
If you want to challenge yourself or maybe someone else, come to this class. We did a lot of discussion about psychology. The questions discussed in the class were quite down-to-earth but difficult. It was a challenge for me. Thank you, Mr. Kaidy and my open-minded classmates. 😁

Chia-pei Chen
2019年05月
Kaidy is a patient teacher with good listening skills and good at encouraging students to share their ideas. The reading materials are helpful and interesting too. Very inspiring!

Rita
2019年04月
Highly recommend!! Topics Kaidy chooses are closed to our daily life with some interesting phycological facts such as how to persuade people, how to achieve your goals, the definition of happiness. Kaidy organizes and leads classes very well. From small group sharing to whole class discussion, step by step digging into questions, students have enough chances to practice speaking. It’s a comfort to have Kaidy’s class at Saturday after 5 working days!

Beth
2019年04月
Kaidy is a very kind, patient and open minded person so you wouldn’t feel nervous or uncomfortable when talking or expressing your ideas to him. The class always goes smoothly and in a very structured way, if you’re a logical thinker you would love this. Given his academic background, it’s needless to say how professional he is in this area. Since this is a psychological class, be prepared to express your feelings (doesn’t have to be anything too personal) and thoughts a lot. Overall I highly recommend this class to anyone who’s either interested in psychology or behaviour economics. Or just anyone who would like to explore/learn more about himself/herself. This is a riveting class to take and probably the best I’ve taken in the past 5 years.

Lucy
2019年03月
老師會很仔細聽同學的分享,讓人能輕鬆與老師對談,享受對話的樂趣

Sean Wu
2019年03月
MDT 特色之一是 老師不太會打斷學生發言,這樣也沒有不好。 不過我會建議MDT 可以落實分級,因為如果這是訂在高級的課程 同學程度如果明顯不到,這樣其實其他人被迫要聽很多 中式英語,覺得對學習沒有太大幫助。