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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Il meglio I am not fluent in English but this course was clear and really organized. You can follow it at your own pace as soon as you have a good internet connexion. I would like to find another deeper course as clear and well organized than this one now.

Da migliorare I would I liked been able to watch all the clips but even if I found some on Youtube there are some I missed. I'm in China and not everything is available. I would have liked to have books, advices in written.

Corso realizzato: Settembre 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.


ecture 1IntroductionLecture 2Foundations: This Is Your BrainLecture 3Foundations: FreudLecture 4Foundations: SkinnerLecture 5What Is It Like to Be a Baby: The Development of ThoughtLecture 6How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth and the HandsLecture 7Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Language (cont.); Vision and MemoryLecture 8Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Vision and Memory (cont.)Lecture 9Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Love (Guest Lecture by Professor Peter Salovey)Lecture 10Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Evolution and RationalityLecture 11Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part ILecture 12Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part IIExam 1Midterm ExamGuest Lecture 1Brain and Perception (Guest Lecture by Professor Marvin Chun)Lecture 13Why Are People Different?: DifferencesLecture 14What Motivates Us: SexGuest Lecture 2The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food (Guest Lecture by Professor Kelly Brownell)Lecture 15A Person in the World of People: MoralityLecture 16A Person in the World of People: Self and Other, Part ILecture 17A Person in the World of People: Self and Other, Part II; Some Mysteries: Sleep, Dreams, and LaughterLecture 18What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness, Part I (Guest Lecture by Professor Susan Nolen-Hoeksema)Lecture 19What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness, Part IILecture 20The Good Life: HappinessExam 2Final Exam