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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, 180 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
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

Giss Golabetoon ,

Missing lectures amazing collection

I love prof wolfe's introduction as much as if not more than prof bloom's. Please fix lectures 9 and 10 please. It's a shame :(

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...

Vhec67 ,

Even better now

Fast forward thru the logistics parts, and learn to ignore the less-than-stellar audio, and this class is a great survey/intro to psychology. I loved the class when I took it from this professor as an undergrad, and appreciate it even more now with 20 more years of life experience. Prof. Wolfe is awesome!

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