Video Lectures: Introduction to Psychology with Paul Bloom
September 1, 2012
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Paul Bloom is a Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University. His main topics of academic interest includes developmental psychology and he is the author of many books, such as Descartes’ baby: How the science of child development explains what makes us human and How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. His course in introductory psychology taught and recorded back in 2007 is very popular.
Topics include historical introductions to Freud, Skinner and Piaget, language, consciousness, evolution of emotion and reason, individual differences, sex, morality, perception, religion, social psychology, psychopathology and happiness.
Lecture 01: Introduction
Lecture 02: Foundations: This Is Your Brain
Lecture 03: Foundations: Freud
Lecture 04: Foundations: Skinner
Lecture 05: What is it Like to be a Baby: The Development of Thought
Lecture 06: How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth
Lecture 07: Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Language
Lecture 08: Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past
Lecture 09: Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Love
Lecture 10: Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Evolution and Rationality
Lecture 11: Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions (Part I)
Lecture 12: Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions (Part II)
Lecture 13: Why Are People Different? Differences.
Lecture 14: What Motivates Us? Sex
Lecture 15: A Person in the World of People: Morality
Lecture 16: A Person in the World of People: Self and Other (Part I)
Lecture 17: A Person in the World of People: Self and Other (Part II)
Lecture 18: What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness (Part I)
Lecture 19: What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness (Part II)
Lecture 20: The Good Life: Happiness
The course website can be found here.