Yale Faculty and distinguished guests speak on psychology research and latest studies happening at Yale.
Food on the Brain
Ralph DiLeone discusses how our brains can make losing weight very difficult.
Hot Coffee, Warm heart
John A Bargh discusses research into origins of interpersonal warmth from a Yale study in which Yale researchers find touching a warm beverage leads to warm feelings towards others.
Lack of Sleep Leads to Health Problems Like Obesity
We spend fewer hours sleeping than our ancestors. Drs. Tamas Horvath and Xiao-Bing Gao, professors in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences explore health problems linked to lack of sleep, such as obesity.
Building Self Control to Fight Addiction
Dr. Roy Baumeister discusses self-control, the factors that deplete it, and the ways we can increase it.
Teen Brains Wired to Take Risks
Teenagers are hard wired to experiment and seek out excitement. Dr. Linda Mayes discusses the state of the science on adolescent brain development and ways that adults can encourage good decision making.
New Strategies for the Hardest Cases of Depression
Gerard Sanacora, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Yale Depression Program, studies how the neurotransmitter systems in the brain contribute to depression and other mood disorders.
More like an intriguing breakfast radio show!
Curious minds would love this variety-filled collection of intriguing topics of limited standard psychology lore.
If one is hoping for a well-rounded introduction to psychology from an ivy-league university - this is not it.
I found it to be a snapshot of the wide variety of amazing people and progressive research present at Yale University and the high quality endeavours that they have worked on in the past decade. This course will provide a glimpse of the excitement that must occur at this fascinating facility.
I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about some of the ground being broken in Yale's Psychology department. Pithy and absorbing.