Introduction to Psychology

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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 can’t 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.

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Emotion
Evolution
Happiness
Reason
Sex
Morality

Programma

ecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 Foundations: This Is Your Brain

Lecture 3 Foundations: Freud

Lecture 4 Foundations: Skinner

Lecture 5 What Is It Like to Be a Baby: The Development of Thought

Lecture 6 How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth and the Hands

Lecture 7 Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Language (cont.); Vision and Memory

Lecture 8 Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Vision and Memory (cont.)

Lecture 9 Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Love (Guest Lecture by Professor Peter Salovey)

Lecture 10 Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Evolution and Rationality

Lecture 11 Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part I

Lecture 12 Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part II

Exam 1 Midterm Exam

Guest Lecture 1 Brain and Perception (Guest Lecture by Professor Marvin Chun)

Lecture 13 Why Are People Different?: Differences

Lecture 14 What Motivates Us: Sex

Guest Lecture 2 The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food (Guest Lecture by Professor Kelly Brownell)

Lecture 15 A Person in the World of People: Morality

Lecture 16 A Person in the World of People: Self and Other, Part I

Lecture 17 A Person in the World of People: Self and Other, Part II; Some Mysteries: Sleep, Dreams, and Laughter

Lecture 18 What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness, Part I (Guest Lecture by Professor Susan Nolen-Hoeksema)

Lecture 19 What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness, Part II

Lecture 20 The Good Life: Happiness

Exam 2 Final Exam