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Intro to Psychology - Crash Course Psychology #1

Psychological Research - Crash Course Psychology #2

The Chemical Mind - Crash Course Psychology #3

Meet Your Master: Getting to Know Your Brain - Crash Course Psychology #4

Sensation & Perception - Crash Course Psychology #5

Homunculus - Crash Course Psychology #6

Perceiving is Believing - Crash Course Psychology #7

Consciousness - Crash Course Psychology #8

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream - Crash Course Psychology #9

Altered States - Crash Course Psychology #10

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

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