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(PSYC 110) What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

This class was recorded in Spring 2007.

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(PSYC 110) What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

This class was recorded in Spring 2007.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

ZiggyGoom ,

Great

It’s great to have this available in general. I want to let people know if they have access to itunes U you can get the slides, the mid term and final, the syllabus, a link to one of the books on google, and the answer key there for free. My only complaint would be that there seems to be the same three students who are deathly ill and are constantly coughing through every single lecture incessantly.

Coreydreidy ,

Recommend!

Such a great free course. The lectures are a compelling introduction to Psychology. I’m grateful to Yale for sharing them with the public.

ped.s.pad ,

Wonderful lecturer!

This professor is an absolutely fantastic lecturer. The series has transformed my morning commute into something I look forward to and leaves me chuckling over, thinking about, and sharing ideas I'd never considered. 5 stars for the material / 6 stars for the delivery!

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