Lec 1 - Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110) Professor Paul Bloom welcomes students and presents the course as a comprehensive 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 Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

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