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9.00 Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2004

A magnetic resonance image of adult human brain.
Magnetic resonance image of adult human brain. (Image courtesy of MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.)

Highlights of this Course

This course feature a complete set of audio lectures and lecture notes.

» View an older version of this course en Español courtesy of Universia. Please note that since our Spring 2005 publication, the translated version available from Universia may not have the most current content that is available on the MIT OCW site.

Course Description

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. The course breaks into small recitations sections to allow discussion, oral presentations, and individual contact with instructors.

Technical Requirements

Media player software, such as QuickTime® Player, RealOne™ Player, or Windows Media® Player, is required to run the .mp3 files found on this course site. RealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.

 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Jeremy Wolfe

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate

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