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 Yale Online website: online.yale.edu
This course was recorded in Spring 2007.