Wednesday , October 18 2017

What Is Depression?

People sometimes have a hard time understanding the difference between depression and normal sadness. Dr. Eredlyi discusses the different kinds of depression, and how to recognize them.

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What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness, Part II

This lecture continues to cover one of the most salient areas within the field of psychology known as psychopathology, or clinical psychology. Following a discussion of the different ways of defining mental illness, Professor Bloom reviews several classes of clinical diagnoses including schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders.

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How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth

This lecture introduces students to the major topics within the study of language: phonology, morphology, syntax and recursion. This lecture also describes theories of language acquisition, arguments for the specialization of language, and the commonalities observed in different languages across cultures.

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Foundations: Skinner

Professor Paul Bloom introduces the theory of Behaviorism, particularly the work of prominent behaviorist, B. F. Skinner. Different types of learning are also discussed in detail.

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Foundations: Freud

What is Freud's theory of psychoanalysis? How does his conception of the unconscious mind still operation in mainstream psychology today? Professor Paul Bloom explains.

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