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Title:
The great ideas of psychology
Author:
Robinson, Daniel N., 1937-
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Physical Description:
8 videodiscs (approximately 1440 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 4 course guidebooks (22 cm).
Summary:
Forty-eight lectures on the foundations, methods, and dominant perspectives in psychology.
Language:
English
Contents:
Defining the subject -- Ancient foundations : Greek philosophers and physicians -- Minds possessed : witchery and the search for explanations -- The emergence of modern science : Locke's "Newtonian" theory of mind -- Three enduring "isms" : empiricism, rationalism, materialism -- Sensation and perception -- The visual process -- Hearing -- Signal-detection theory -- Perceptual constancies and illusions -- Learning and memory : Associationism, Aristotle to Ebbinghaus -- Pavlov and the conditioned reflex.

Watson and American behaviorism -- B.F. Skinner and modern behaviorism -- B.F. Skinner and the engineering of society -- Language -- The integration of experience -- Perception and attention -- Cognitive "maps", "insight" and animal minds -- Memory revisitied : mnemonics and context -- Piaget's stage: theory of cognitive development -- The development of moral reasoning -- Knowledge, thinking and understanding -- Comprehending the world of experience : cognition summarized.

Psychobiology : nineteenth century foundations -- Language and the brain -- Rationality, problem-solving and brain function -- The "emotional brain" : the limbic system -- Violence and the brain -- Psychopathology : the medical model -- Artificial intelligence and the neurocognitive revolution -- Is artificial intelligence "intelligent?" -- What makes an event "social"? -- Socialization : Darwin and the "natural history" method -- Freud's debts to Darwin -- Freud, Breuer and the theory of repression.

Freud's theory of psychosexual development -- Critiques of Freudian theory -- What is personality? -- Obedience and conformity -- Altruism -- Prejudice and self-deception -- On being sane in insane places -- Intelligence -- Personality traits and the problem of assessment -- Genetic psychology and "The bell curve" -- Psychological and biological determinism -- Civic development: psychology, the person and the Polis.
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ISBN:
9781565858121

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If you've ever wanted to delve more deeply into the mysteries of human emotion, perception, and cognition, of the mind and mental life, and of why we do what we do, these lectures offer a superb place to start. As you hear these lectures, you hear the entire history of psychology unfold. And you learn that the subject more of us today associate with names like Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and B. F. Skinner really began thousands of years earlier.