The field of psychology - the study of what it means to be human - is a fascinating scientific inquiry into the behaviors and mental processes of human beings. You are invited to explore topics like consciousness, memory, sensation, perception, cognition, motivation, and personality. This entertaining and informative presentation is based upon a college-level Introduction to Psychology course and is intended for people who want to better understand themselves and the world around them.
(Listeners can email Professor Todd at ToddDaniel@MissouriState.edu)
The Myth of Psyche
In this first lecture we will learn how the Myth of Psyche helps explain the origins of the name psychology.
The Philosophy of Psychology
This lecture explores some of the great ideas in the history of Western thought (Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle) and their contributions to the field of psychology.
The Science of Psychology
This lecture covers the scientific thinking that shaped psychology and the three -isms of psychology: empiricism, rationalism, and materialism.
Psychology Comes of Age
Psychology grew at the intersection of philosophy and science. This podcast looks at the founders of psychology and the major schools of psychology.
Mind Reading and Claims of Truth
Many people want you to believe that they have the truth, but how can you be sure? The scientific method is a great way to separate fact from falsehood.
A Good Theory
A good theory fits the facts, predicts new discoveries, is falsifiable, and parsimonious.
Although the lectures are meant for those who have no knowledge of psychology, it is interesting to listen even when you do have. Lectures are very well organized and easy to follow. But couple lectures do not play on the iPod though. If this gets fixed, i will give 5 stars....