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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
    • 3.8 • 83 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.

    Lecture 1: The Brain: Between the Ears, Behind the Eyes

    Lecture 1: The Brain: Between the Ears, Behind the Eyes

    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.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Lecture 2: Motivation and Emotion: "Reason Alone Cannot Move Us To Do Anything"

    Lecture 2: Motivation and Emotion: "Reason Alone Cannot Move Us To Do Anything"

    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.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Lecture 3: Learning: The Power of Association

    Lecture 3: Learning: The Power of Association

    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.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Lecture 4: Sensing: Gathering the Information

    Lecture 4: Sensing: Gathering the Information

    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.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Lecture 5: Attending: Limiting the Information

    Lecture 5: Attending: Limiting the Information

    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.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Lecture 6: Perceiving: Interpreting the Information

    Lecture 6: Perceiving: Interpreting the Information

    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.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

CharlH ,

Worth a listen

Ok, the sound quality is not great. I won't deny that, but I am still really enjoying this series. Jeremy Wolfe is a really engaging speaker and it's not hard to stay interested. It's a little annoying not being able to see the visual demos he is showing the students, but I'm still able to understand what he's trying to demonstrate. A good, comprehensive and easy to follow series. Well worth a listen.

Clarisa13 ,

Miss

The best course ever . Everyone should listen to it . Professor Jeremy Wolfe is incredible .

Silent Firework ,

Fantastic!

A fantastic course that's easy to understand and great fun to listen to. To be honest I didn't notice that the sound quality was bad until I read the reviews and even now I still wouldn't call it bad, it may not be the best but I feel it does now hinder these superb lectures at all.

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