Introduction to Psychology in Yale

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Introduction to Psychology

Professor Paul Bloom welcomes students and presents the course as a comprehensive introduction introduction to the study of the human mind. Course readings and requirements are discussed. the five main branches of psychology are presented: neuroscience, which is a study of the mind by looking at the brain; developmental, which focuses on how people grow and learn; cognitive, which refers to the computational approach to studying the mind; social, which studies how people interact; and clinical, which examines mental health and mental illnesses.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction to and requirements for the course

10:03 - Chapter 2. General goals for the course.

13:07 - Chapter 3. Examples of materials covered in the course.

This course was recorded in Sping 2007.