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A general introduction to the various fields within psychology. Within each of the fields we will discuss theoretical issues and research findings. Critical thinking is encouraged as we explore the methods and content of psychology.

General Pyschology, Winter 2009 UC Davis

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.2, 10 Ratings

A general introduction to the various fields within psychology. Within each of the fields we will discuss theoretical issues and research findings. Critical thinking is encouraged as we explore the methods and content of psychology.

    Lecture 01 - Syllabus / Intro / History

    Lecture 01 - Syllabus / Intro / History

    PSC1-1_2009-01-06

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Lecture 02 - Research Methods

    Lecture 02 - Research Methods

    PSC1-1_2009-01-08

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Lecture 03b - Neurons

    Lecture 03b - Neurons

    PSC1-1_2009-01-13

    • 38 min
    Lecture 03a - Research Methods Part 2

    Lecture 03a - Research Methods Part 2

    PSC1-1_2009-01-13

    • 43 min
    Lecture 04 - The Brain

    Lecture 04 - The Brain

    PSC1-1_2009-01-15

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Lecture 05b - Perception

    Lecture 05b - Perception

    PSC1-1_2009-01-20

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Atheous ,

Great course and professor

I only reserved the last star of 5 because of some missing time (unrecorded) and a lecture that was recorded very loud, in fact so distorted I couldn't wait until it was over. Also, there are many times where video or photos are shown to the class, and being audio, you can't participate.

Dr. Cross is engaging, provides excellent examples and is a joy to listen to (I love to hear English women speak). Curiously enough, psychologically, I think her accent made me pay more attention to her lectures.

I had a very basic understanding of BASIC psychology, having taken one course in a community college, and a bit of independant study. Also, being a skeptic, I'm familar with the ways we can fool ourselves. (I often say "The biggest, most believable lies we tell are to ourselves.") Pareidolia, cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias were covered in detail. She frequently conducts experiments with volunteer students in the lecture and makes some very interesting points to them (and us) that are predictable with psychology.

That being said, there was ample coverage of the physical brain and the psychological self, completing the picture of the psychology of the human animal as a physically, cognitively and emotionally influenced being. I leaned MUCH listening to it.

Highly recommended for introductory students, or those just interested in learning a bit about "how you tick".

If you're reading this, Dr. Cross, thanks for allowing me to audit your class. Well done.

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