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Introduction to Psychology

Course Summary

This course is based on 9.00 Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2004 made available by Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and psychoanalytic. One of the best aspects of Psychology is that you are the subject matter. This makes it possible to do many demonstrations in lecture that allow you to experience the topic under study. Lectures work in tandem with the textbook.

(Note: Only audio recordings of the lectures are available)

Reading Material

1. Textbook (MIT 9.00): Psychology. 6th ed.
Gleitman, Henry, Alan J. Fridlund, and Daniel Reisberg. Psychology. 6th ed. New York, NY: Norton, 2004. ISBN: 0393977676.

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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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