The Science of Behavior: Understanding Human Psychology

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The Science of Behavior: Understanding Human Psychology

  • Carleton College
21, 25-Minute Lectures, Including Electronic Study Guide
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How do we perceive the world around us? What drives us? Why is it important to understand our minds and motivations, along with those of others?

The last century has witnessed incredible strides in answering questions like these. Now, this course offers you an invigorating introduction to the field of psychology. In 21 audio lectures, award-winning psychologist Professor Lawrence Wichlinski explores a sweeping arc of psychological phenomena, prompting you to adopt different perspectives along the way.

You will begin with a tour of the brain—examining its physical structures and cognitive functions. From there, you will learn about different subjects that fall under the umbrella of “motivated behaviors.” That is, sleep, food, and sex.

The field of social psychology could be a course unto itself. As you put humans’ social behavior under the microscope, you will hit upon curious correlations to your earlier discussions of emotion, visual perception, learning, memory, and intelligence.

The last part of the course take up the area of psychology that you’re probably the most familiar with from the media: clinical. You will study an array of mental disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive–compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse.

By way of conclusion, Prof. Wichlinski highlights practical applications from the field of psychology. From the basics of behavioral research to the intricacies of relationships, this course equips you with a deeper understanding of human thought and behavior.

Learn about downloadable programs.

Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide for each program (excluding those with *) that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide. 
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser. 
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Course Overview
  • The Brain Macro
  • The Brain Micro: Neurons and Glial Cells
  • Drugs and the Brain
  • Sleep
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Dreaming
  • Eating and Obesity
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Emotion
  • Visual Perception
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Mental Disorders I: Anxiety & Depression
  • Mental Disorders II: Suicide, Bipolar Disorder, and Treatment
  • Mental Disorders III: Schizophrenia, PTSD, and OCD
  • Mental Disorders IV: Addiction
  • Psychology Applied: Making the World a Better Place
About Your Presenter

Lawrence Wichlinski, Ph.D., is an award-winning psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Carleton College, where he previously served as the chair of the Department of Psychology. In 2012, he was named one of the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors in America. His other honors include numerous grants, fellowships, and awards from institutions such as the National Science Foundation, the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

After earning an M.S. in biopsychology from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Prof. Wichlinski worked as a research health scientist at the Edward Hines, Jr., Veterans Administration Hospital. He has taught at Carleton College for almost 30 years, and he was previously a visiting professor at Macalester College.

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