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
- Justice Series : Whats the Right thing to do by Harvard
- Introduction to Clinical Psychology by University of Houston
- General Psychology by UC Berkeley
- PSYC 102 - Introduction to Sensation and Perception by UC San Diego
- Psychology of Personality II by University of Houston
- Research and Data Analysis in Psychology,Fall 2011 by UC Berkeley
- Brain and Behavior by Other
- Introduction to the principal areas, problems, and concepts of psychology by UC Berkeley
- Behavioral Neuroscience Lab by UCLA
- Introduction to Psychology II by University of Houston
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