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Intro to Psychology - Crash Course Psychology #1

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What does Psychology mean? Where does it come from? Hank gives you a 10 minute intro to one of the more tricky sciences and talks about some of the big names in the development of the field. Welcome to Crash Course Psychology!!!

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Psychological Research - Crash Course Psychology #2

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So how do we apply the scientific method to psychological research? Lots of ways, but today Hank talks about case studies, naturalistic observation, surveys and interviews, and experimentation. Also he covers different kinds of bias in experimentation and how research practices help us avoid them.
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Table of Contents

The Scientific Method 2:06
Case Studies 3:05
Naturalistic Observation 3:48
Surveys and Interviews 4:15
Experimentation 6:35
Proper Research Practices 8:40
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The Chemical Mind - Crash Course Psychology #3

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BAHHHHHH! Did I scare you? What exactly happens when we get scared? How does our brain make our body react? Just what are Neurotransmitters? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us to the simplest part of the complex system of our brains and nervous systems; The Neuron.
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Meet Your Master: Getting to Know Your Brain - Crash Course Psychology #4

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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, we get to meet the brain. Hank talks us through the Central Nervous System, the ancestral structures of the brain, the limbic system, and new structures of the brain. Plus, what does Phineas Gage have to do with all of this?
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Table of Contents:
Basics of the CNS 2:15
Basics of the Brain 5:03
Ancestral Structures of the Brain 5:37
Limbic System 7:31
New Structures of the Brain 8:32
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Sensation & Perception - Crash Course Psychology #5

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Just what is the difference between sensing and perceiving? And how does vision actually work? And what does this have to do with a Corgi? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us on a journey through the brain to better explain these and other concepts. Plus, you know, CORGI!
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Table of Contents:
Sensation vs. Perception :54
Sense Thresholds 2:11
Neurology of Vision 4:23
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Homunculus - Crash Course Psychology #6

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HOMUNCULUS! It's a big and weird word that you may or may not have heard before, but do you know what it means? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives us a deeper understanding of this weird model of human sensation.
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Perceiving is Believing - Crash Course Psychology #7

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So what does perception even mean? What's the difference between seeing something and making sense of it? In today's episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives us some insight into the differences between sensing and perceiving.
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Table of Contents
Perceptual Set 01:53:15
Form Perception 03:44:17
Visual Cues 06:08:08
Depth Perception 05:39:12
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Consciousness - Crash Course Psychology #8

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What exactly is Consciousness? Well... that's kind of a gray area. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives you the basic ideas of what Consciousness is, how our attention works, and why we shouldn't text and drive... ever... no, really, NEVER!
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Table of Contents

Defining Consciousness 00:00:00
Neuroimaging 02:16:01
Dual Processing 03:45:18
Selective Attention 04:22:16
Selective Inattention 05:46:21
Change Blindness 06:12:08
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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream - Crash Course Psychology #9

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Why do we sleep? Well... that's a tricky question. More easily answered is the question,"How do we sleep?" In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank discusses some of the ways our brain functions when sleeping and how it can malfunction as well.

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Table of Contents

Four Stages of Sleep 02:38
Why We Dream 04:28
Information Processing 08:13
Physiological Function 08:31
Cognitive Development 08:52
Neural Activity Models 09:04

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Altered States - Crash Course Psychology #10

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You may think you know all about hypnosis from the movies. Zoolander, The Manchurian Candidate, etc... but there's a whole lot more going on. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank tells us about some of the many altered states of consciousness, including hypnosis.

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Table of Contents

Hypnosis 0:00
Psychoactive Depressants 05:51
Non-Drug Induced Hallucinations 09:33

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How to Train a Brain - Crash Course Psychology #11

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I'm sure you've heard of Pavlov's Bell (and I'm not talking about the Aimee Mann song), but what was Ivan Pavlov up to, exactly? And how are our brains trained? And what is a "Skinner Box"? All those questions and more are answered in today's Crash Course Psychology, in which Hank talks about some of the aspects of learning.

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Table of Contents

Associative Learning 01:33:17
Behaviorist Theory 04:32:05
Classical and Operant Conditioning 03:47:01
Positive and Negative Reinforcement 07:18:22
Reinforcement Scheduling 09:32:02

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The Bobo Beatdown - Crash Course Psychology #12

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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about how we learn by observation... and how that can mean beating the tar out of an inanimate clown named Bobo.

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Table of Contents
Limitations of Classical and Operant Conditioning 01:58:09
Basics of Learning 02:24:23
Mirror Neurons 07:20:16
The Bobo Doll Experiment 0:00:00

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How We Make Memories - Crash Course Psychology #13

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Remember that guy from 300? What was his name? ARG!!! It turns out our brains make and recall memories in different ways. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about the way we do it, what damaging that process can do to us, and that guy... with the face and six pack...

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Table of Contents
Encoding and Storing Memory 03:15:08
Implicit & Explicit Processing 04:46:03
Shallow & Deep Processing 07:27:03
Long-Term Storage 04:03:00

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Remembering and Forgetting - Crash Course Psychology #14

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In this REALLY IMPORTANT EPISODE of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about how we remember and forget things, why our memories are fallible, and the dangers that can pose.

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Table of Contents
How Memories are Stored 01:12:05
Retrieval Cues & Priming 02:19:10
Context & Mood Influences 03:00:09
How Information is Forgotten 04:34:20
Interference & Misinformation 06:21:06
Issues with Eyewitness Accounts 07:02:23

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Cognition: How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You - Crash Course Psychology #15

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We used to think that the human brain was a lot like a computer; using logic to figure out complicated problems. It turns out, it's a lot more complex and, well, weird than that. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank discusses thinking & communication, solving problems, creating problems, and a few ideas about what our brains are doing up there.

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Table of Contents

Thinking & Communicating 01:39:16
Solving Problems 03:21:03
Creating Problems 05:46:06

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Language: Crash Course Psychology #16

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You know what's amazing? That we can talk to people, they can make meaning out of it, and then talk back to us. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks to us and tries to make meaning out of how our brains do this thing called Language. Plus, monkeys!

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Table of Contents

Phonemes, Morphemes, Grammar 01:48:13
Receptive and Productive Language 03:22:06
Babbling 03:55:22
How We Acquire Language 05:50:22

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The Power of Motivation: Crash Course Psychology #17

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Feeling motivated? Even if you are, do you know why? The story of Aaron Ralston can tell us a lot about motivation. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank tells us Ralston's story, as well as 4 theories of motivation and some evolutionary perspectives on motivation.

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Four Theories of Motivation:
Evolutionary Perspective 1:38:22
Drive-Reduction 2:45:10
Optimal Arousal 3:38:21
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs 4:49:04
How Sex, Hunger, and the Need to Belong Motivate us 5:29:02

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The Growth of Knowledge: Crash Course Psychology #18

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How does our knowledge grow? It turns out there are some different ideas about that. Schemas, Four-Stage Theory of Cognitive Development, and Vygotsky's Theory of Scaffolding all play different roles but the basic idea is that children think about things very differently than adults. Hank explains in today's episode of Crash Course Psychology.

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Schemas, Assimilation & Accommodation 2:39:12

Piaget's Four-Stage Cognitive Development 1:47:02

Sensortimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational,
and Formal Operational Periods 3:48:22

Vygotsky's Theory of Scaffolding 7:45:05

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Monkeys and Morality: Crash Course Psychology #19

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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes a look at a few experiments that helped us understand how we develop as human beings. Things like attachment, separation anxiety, stranger anxiety, and morality are all discussed... also, a seriously unpleasant study with monkeys and fake mothers.

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Table of Contents

Three Styles of Attachment 02:16:23

Parenting Styles 07:35:19

Developing Self Concept 06:34:04

Kolhberg's Stages of Morality 08:18:00

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Adolescence: Crash Course Psychology #20

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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank has a look at that oh so troublesome time in everyone's life: Adolescence! He talks about identity, individuality, and The Breakfast Club.

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Table of Contents

Erikson's 8 Stages of
Progressive Psychosocial Development 02:08:00

Emerging Adulthood 03:41:00

Fluid & Crystalline Intelligence 06:53:00

Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease 08:10:00

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