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Introduction to Psychology

Lecture 1: Introduction

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Professor Paul Bloom welcomes students and presents the course as a comprehensive introduction to the study of the human mind. Course readings and requirements are discussed. The five main branches of psychology are presented: neuroscience, which is a study of the mind by looking at the brain; developmental, which focuses on how people grow and learn; cognitive, which refers to the computational approach to studying the mind; social, which studies how people interact; and clinical, which examines mental health and mental illnesses.

Course Description :

Introduction - Foundations: This Is Your Brain - Foundations: Freud - Foundations: Skinner - What Is It Like to Be a Baby: The Development of Thought - How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth - Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Language - Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past - Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Love - Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Evolution and Rationality - Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions - Why Are People Different?: Differences - What Motivates Us: Sex - A Person in the World of People: Morality - A Person in the World of People: Self and Other - What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness - The Good Life: Happiness

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Wener Golbach says :

I am 60 years old with a high school education and a life of experiences. I have viewed all 20 lectures of Prof. Paul Bloom's series. It is probably no surprise that someone of my education level would be totally impressed sitting in on the lectures of a Yale Prof. What I found surprising was I actually understood what this man was talking about. I called in the first lecture thinking I would probably last 10, maybe 15, minutes. I went through all twenty lectures still comprehending what a Yale Prof. was telling me.

I wish you could have secured permission to show the overhead images and videos. Regardless, I learned an amazing amount of information and upon completion of this lecture series I registered to view other free lectures. If the other Profs. are as good as Prof. Bloom, how can one loose with a program like this? The next time I'm at a department store, I will buy a YALE tee-shirt.

daniellesefu says :

Hi, I am 14 years old and i have fully decided now that i want to study in psychology. It seems so interesting and i want to get to knwo about the human mind and how it works and what may cause it to act in such ways. I might seem young but over my life i have learnt not to judge a book by its cover. I would like to take being a psychologist as an occupation when i grow up but to be honest i dont really know how the grown up big world fully works. I enjoyed the introduction and hope to watch more videos. :) :) xxx

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zahid wazir says :

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