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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

    • Science & Medicine
    • 3.9, 189 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.

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3.9 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings

Teddy Artschwager ,

where is lecture 10?

I hear great things and I can’t wait to make use of this, but it’s missing a lecture...

canibaljoe ,

Introduced to psychology

This is wonderful. Yes the first episode is a lot about getting added to the class, almost nonsense but reminds me of being in college. There are about three lectures where he asks students to describe what they see, hard to relate when you can’t see what is being presented. Once you get past that there are some things that will make you think. It’s fun. Good for my walk at lunch break especially.

Mikesplayground ,

Love this podcast!

The audio quality is not the greatest but still listenable. The Professor is very informative and actually pretty funny. The first few minutes of Ep. 1 is going over the syllabus and course, after that the actual content starts. Highly recommend!

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