Introduction to Psychology is one of the courses offered by Faculty of Applied Social Sciences at Open University Malaysia (OUM). This course is offered to all students taking the Bachelor of Psychology programme. This module aims to introduce the general knowledge and basic concepts in psychology and explain psychology as a study of human science.
Episode 1 - Introduction
Episode 1 begins with a discussion on the basic history of psychology, approaches to psychology and ethics of psychological research.
Episode 2 - Biological Psychology
Episode 2 introduces the field of biological psychology. It describes the link between psychology and our biological systems (e.g. the central nervous system, brain, and endocrine glands).
Episode 3 - Sensation & Perception
Episode 3 explores sensation and perception. It explains how we use our senses (e.g. sight, smell, taste, touch, sound) to perceive the world around us.
Episode 4 - Consciousness
Episode 4 discusses the subject of consciousness. Various states of consciousness are discussed such as sleep, dreams, hypnosis and altered states of consciousness induced by psychoactive drugs.
Episode 5 - Learning
Episode 5 examines what is learning and how we learn.
Episode 6 - Memory
Episode 6 explores memory. It describes models of memory, long term memory, and the physical aspects of memory.