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Professor Monisha Pasupathi, Ph.D.

Professor Monisha Pasupathi
  • University of Utah
  • Stanford University
I became a professor in the first place so that I could spend my life learning; the opportunity to both learn and tell others about the process of learning was irresistible.

Dr. Monisha Pasupathi is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. She joined the faculty at Utah in 1999 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany. Professor Pasupathi has been honored multiple times for her teaching. She was named Best Psychology Professor by her university's chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Psi Chi also awarded her the Outstanding Educator Award and Favorite Professor Award. Professor Pasupathi's research focuses on how people of all ages learn from their experiences, particularly through storytelling. She is coeditor of Narrative Development in Adolescence: Creating the Storied Self, and her work has been published widely in scholarly journals.

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"Professor Pasupathi is a superb lecturer not only in terms of the mastery of her subject but also her wonderful diction and ability to crisply and effectively explain concepts."

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15 Courses and Sets

  1. How We Learn Sale

    How We Learn

    Monisha Pasupathi
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Shed some much-needed light on what's going on when you learn, and dispel some pervasive myths about an activity so central to your daily life. With Professor Monisha Pasupathi's 24-lecture course, How We Learn, you'll examine interesting theories about learning; explore the ways we master tasks such as speaking a new language, learning a musical instrument, or navigating through a new city; and gain vital...
  2. Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas Collection

    Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    The Great Courses has introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest ideas out there. Enjoy a collection of 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get a fresh learning experience in a wide range of disciplines. Religious writings that may have been forged; a universal template of world myths; the science of tasting colors—Join us for an intriguing tour of big ideas!
  3. (Set) The Complete Guide to Understanding Human Behavior Set

    (Set) The Complete Guide to Understanding Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,134.75 Starting at $1,134.75 $1,339.75 $1,134.75$1,339.75
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior; The Neuroscience of Everyday Life; How We Learn; Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition; and Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special...
  4. (Set) How We Learn & Memory and the Human Lifespan  Set

    (Set) How We Learn & Memory and the Human Lifespan

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  5. (Set) Scientific Secrets for Self-Control & How We Learn  Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for Self-Control & How We Learn

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.90 Starting at $199.90 $354.90 $199.90$354.90
  6. (Set) Understanding How to Boost Your Brain  Set

    (Set) Understanding How to Boost Your Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $694.80 Starting at $694.80 $809.80 $694.80$809.80
  7. (Set)  How We Learn & Neuroscience of Everyday Life Set

    (Set) How We Learn & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  8. (Set) How We Learn & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science  Set

    (Set) How We Learn & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    How do we acquire new skills and knowledge, and what makes humans the unique beings we are? Find out the latest findings on these aspects of our human nature in this intriguing course set by psychology professor Monisha Pasupathi and neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky. First, in Professor Pasupathi’s How We Learn, you cover the modern history of research on learning, a wide range of experiments on the...
  9. (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & How We Learn  Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & How We Learn

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Understand how we can use the latest scientific findings on cognitive development of children to promote their long-term development, and grasp how we learn throughout our lifespans with this timely course set. In Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive, you’ll get practical advice on how to help children reach their full potential intellectually, emotionally, and physically. And in How We Learn,...
  10. (Set)  How We Learn & Art of Teaching Set

    (Set) How We Learn & Art of Teaching

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  11. (Set)  How We Learn & Understanding the Brain Set

    (Set) How We Learn & Understanding the Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Learning how we learn might seem a little meta, but understanding how your brain processes knowledge can offer fascinating insights into improved ways of thinking. This set of courses take you from the inside out, focusing first on Understanding the Brain and then to explore how we master tasks and learn new things with How We Learn.
  12. (Set) How We Learn & Optimizing Brain Fitness  Set

    (Set) How We Learn & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    How do we learn, and how do we continue learning in a healthful way to maximize our potential? Enhance your life and discover some secrets to unlocking your brain's power with this two-course set. First, explore the fundamentals and nuances about How We Learn. Then, learn how to take advantage of basic principles of brain operation and build the brain you want to live with for the rest of your life with Optimizing...
  13. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set on sale

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $124.90 $88.90$124.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
  14. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $719.90 $499.90$719.90
  15. (Set) How the World Learns & How We Learn Set

    (Set) How the World Learns & How We Learn

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Learning is a lifelong adventure and this two-course set looks in-depth at the process of learning. Everyone has his or her own approach, but few of us know how we learn. Shedding light on what's going on when we learn and dispelling common myths about the subject, How We Learn introduces you to this practical and accessible science. Then discover which teaching methods work around the globe in How the World Learns.