One of the best course. Before I took up this course I have negative feelings towards the drugs addicts. But this course completely change my behavior and opinions towards them. Thank you so much.
I learned a lot from this course that I have been able to use in a ministry capacity. If you are trying to help others with addiction or understand it for yourself, this is the course for you.
創建者 Alicia D R•
I thoroughly enjoyed this class, and appreciate all of the information it entailed.
創建者 Adrian L•
very general information. good, but id prefer more in-deptht teachings.
創建者 Thomas C•
Somewhat too simple, but still a good basic introduction.
創建者 Ellie I•
Did not like that I have to upgrade just to take a quiz
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創建者 Marci B•
Very interesting as lay person interested in topic.
創建者 Gunawardhana S W S E G•
The extra reading material provided is outdated
創建者 Michael C•
Interesting but really introductive
創建者 Amanda R•
Looks to be an interesting course.
創建者 Ivan S•
So simple, not enough informative.
創建者 Nicole S•
While the professor was wonderful at explaining the topics, a lot of this seems to be outdated.
In my opinion, there was more of a "textbook" explanation for how our brain changes due to addiction, and it didn't really build on anything related to it. I felt like the same few definitions and facts were being repeated throughout the sections.
I also think the course should have gone more in depth about people's upbringings and environmental factors that contribute to addiction, as well as outstanding mental health issues, which leads to addiction in hundreds of thousands of people.
Also, the stigma this course has about marijuana is something else. It genuinely seemed to me that they think it has no health benefits. One example case tried to lead you to believe that if you smoke weed, you need to go to Narcotics Anonymous; which, after being engaged to a recovering addict, and losing a best friend to overdose, I can't seem to wrap my head around.
Overall it was an informative course to an extent, I just really think it needs to be updated.
創建者 David D•
Information strays between ridiculously shallow and unnecessarily deep (e.g. the stuff about GPCRs is so far removed from importance when discussing addiction). Most of the time the questions are poorly worded and thoughtless, and the whole thing reminds me of a bad high school class. Some parts border on misinformation, does seem almost as if it's been underwritten by the DEA. Paints a very distinct picture, a picture with an agenda and really incomplete portrayal of addiction. Points for trying though.
創建者 Anne H•
I may be a bit harsh in my review because I found the material to be so basic as to be a poor use of my time. This conclusion is furthered by the dull presentation. It was very slow, lacked depth, and was delivered in an uninteresting way. Such a critically-important and fascinating topic could have been so much more engaging. Thank you. Anne
創建者 Anas M s s y I•
as i personally studied medical marijuana and seen its effectiveness in mediating PTSD and reducing stress and pain in cancer patients first hand, and that it in this tow cases at least manage the problem way better that opium, and never ever seen an overdose, demonizing it in the course is not appealing to me..
創建者 Tj E•
As a career dieter who is constantly reading about causes of obesity, I can't say I learned anything too earth-shattering. However, the research discussed does support what I have learned from listening to the podcasts from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
創建者 Nikita I•
Quite boring, a lot of propaganda against drugs. Sometimes data is presented in misleading ways to make the harm from drugs look greater. Though if you are new to the topic, you may consider to take the course as it contains some useful information.
創建者 Jamie P C•
I'm sorry, I don't recall much from this course.
I think I rushed through it without absorbing the information.
創建者 Denis Y•
Not much of information, not deep, a lot of repeating, speaker is very slow, feels like NLP
創建者 Lovro T•
Not very informative, and too simple. Also, there is way too much repeating
創建者 Jason E•
Very informative but very dry presentations.
創建者 Yang G•
yeah i would give zero if possible. very shallow and general, cannot learn much from it. if u want a course about neuroscience there's way better course than this. what the hell emory? what hte hell coursera? i feel less and less sincerity in coursera's mooc these days. edx is doing a much better job in my perspective.
創建者 Alex W•
If possible, I would give this course zero stars. It provides an incredibly closed minded view towards all topics and provides very minimal factual information. The makers of this course, and especially the instructor, obviously have had very little to no experience of any kind with most of the topics they discuss.
創建者 Mirghavamaddin B•
When I enrolled I thought that it was free. But after complaining the first week’s work and doing the homework, it will not grade me until I upgrade. Either I missed something or this was very deceiving on your part.
創建者 Gloria V•
There is no way to finish the course unless you pay.
I attended this course only for personal interests, I don´t need it for my profession.