PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology

Open Yale Courses - PSYC 110: Introduction to Psychology (Spring 2007). Instructor: Professor Paul Bloom. 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. (from oyc.yale.edu)

Introduction


Lecture 01 - Introduction
Lecture 02 - Foundations: This Is Your Brain
Lecture 03 - Foundations: Freud
Lecture 04 - Foundations: Skinner
Lecture 05 - What Is It Like to Be a Baby: The Development of Thought
Lecture 06 - How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth and Hands
Lecture 07 - Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Language (cont.); Vision and Memory
Lecture 08 - Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Vision and Memory (Cont.)
Lecture 09 - Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Love
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
Lecture 13 - Why Are People Different?: Differences
Lecture 14 - What Motivates Us: Sex
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 Mysterious
Lecture 18 - What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness, Part I
Lecture 19 - What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness, Part II
Lecture 20 - The Good Life: Happiness

References
PSYC 110: Introduction to Psychology
Professor Paul Bloom. Class Sessions. Downloads. Syllabus. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior.