Lecture Details :
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 :
What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why canít we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury
Other Resources :
Other Psychology Courses
- Psychology of Personality II by University of Houston
- COGS 107B - Systems Neuroscience by UC San Diego
- Scientific Approaches to Consciousness by UC Berkeley
- Human Emotion by Yale
- The Neuronal Basis of Consciousness by University of California
- Brain and Behavior by Other
- Cultural Psychology by University of Houston
- PSYC 1 - Psychology by UC San Diego
- PSYC 102 - Introduction to Sensation and Perception by UC San Diego
- Research and Data Analysis in Psychology,Fall 2011 by UC Berkeley
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