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This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and psychoanalytic. One of the best aspects of Psychology is that you are the subject matter. This makes it possible to do many demonstrations in lecture that allow you to experience the topic under study. Lectures work in tandem with the textbook. The course breaks into small recitations sections to allow discussion, oral presentations, and individual contact with instructors.

Introduction to Psychology MIT

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.3, 42 Ratings

This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and psychoanalytic. One of the best aspects of Psychology is that you are the subject matter. This makes it possible to do many demonstrations in lecture that allow you to experience the topic under study. Lectures work in tandem with the textbook. The course breaks into small recitations sections to allow discussion, oral presentations, and individual contact with instructors.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Max Saint ,

Very interesting

This is a very interesting and engaging course about the basics of the psychology. Obviously, prof. Wolfe has a carisma that makes the whole class very enjoyable and entertaining, even if some people may say that the psych science is too dry. If you need to learn more about our human thinking and behaviours from a social perspective - this is the course. And, it will transport you to the classroom even during the breaks. Sadly, seeing the black board was one thing I was missing during the course.

James T Snell ,

I'm a fan

I've casually listened to these lectures very very randomly for several years now. I often quite enjoy them. I think Jeremy Wolfe's lecture style manages to present very well through audio and I'm very thankful to MIT & Prof. Wolfe for posting this content! :)

Salman Bagherpour ,

Worths enriching the course with other materials, i.e. video, slides, references ...

I’ve grown a new interest recently, in psychology actually. and throughout this amazing course I found out that I wasn’t wrong. I, as a genius!, usually prefer more challenging subjects and now, thanks to brilliant proffesor Wolfe, I know that psychology is a science in its youth and there’s too much that one can study, research and explore in it.
This is a great motivation for the genius in the world to find an interest in this field and gather to help this science grow.
Anyway, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND this course to all the genius out there especially the software/hardware engineers since their background will greatly help this science to move forward.

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