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Introduction to Psychology II

Course Summary

This course is based on PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology, Spring 2007 made available by Yale University: Open Yale under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
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 course is conducted by Paul Bloom is Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

Reading Material

1. Textbook (Yale): Psychology
Gray, Peter. Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers, 2007.
2. Textbook (Yale): The Norton Psychology Reader
Marcus, Gary, ed. The Norton Psychology Reader. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006.

Course Material

1. Exam questions and answers (Yale)

Other Resources

1. Psychology: An International Perspective
Michael W. Eysenck, Psychology: An International Perspective, Publisher: Taylor & Francis, 2004, ISBN 9781841693606

2. Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior
Dennis Coon, John O. Mitterer, Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior, Edition 12, revised, Publisher: Cengage Learning, 2008, ISBN 9780495599111
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3. Introduction to Psychology
Lionel Nicholas, Introduction to Psychology, Edition 2, Publisher: Juta and Company Limited, 2009, ISBN: 9781919895024
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4. Introduction to Psychology - Fresh perspectives
Belinda Train, Introduction to Psychology - Fresh perspectives, Publisher: Pearson South Africa, 2007, ISBN 9781868912896
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