PSYC 200: Introduction to Psychology (Fall 2010) [Video]
By Biola University
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Dr. Chris Grace presents Intro to Psychology, one of Biola's most popular undergrad classes. He gives a survey of psychology as an empirical/ behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian worldview. Topics to be surveyed include development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socialization, personality and psychopathology.
|1||VideoIntroduction to Psychology / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Chris Grace presents an introduction to the importance of psychology with an emphasis on Christian psychology and what it means to see people as created in the image of God. He presents fascinating subjects ranging from people watching to genetic dis||8/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoThe Story of Psychology / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace asks the question "what does it mean to be made in the image of God?" He looks at the question through the lens of the story of psychology. He explores how it was that Jesus was fully human and fully God from a psychological perspective, and d||8/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoIntroduction to Human Behavior / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace explores the complexity of human behavior through dissecting the root causes of human action, through a distinctly Christian perspective. He discusses the various fields of prominent American psychology such as cognitive, behavioral, and socio-c||2/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoThe Biological Basis for Behavior / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace discusses the importance of the scientific method for doing psychology. He also explores the biological basis for our behaviors, touching on neurons, neural pathways, and reflexive neurons.||2/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoNeurotransmitters / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace talks about the effect of neurotransmitters on our day-to-day life. He discusses the effect of drugs on our biological and chemical condition. The use and abuse of chemicals affect our neurotransmitters.||2/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoThe Brain / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace discusses the various chemical agents in the human brain, their role in human functioning, and the effect that prescription and illegal drugs have on them. Causes of drug use, addiction, and mental disease are discussed in detail.||2/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoFetal Brain Development / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace outlines the various stages of fetal brain development and the functions the fetus can perform at the progressive stages of life. He discusses the Scriptural support for genetic and mental life within the womb. Additionally, he covers nature v||2/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoDevelopmental Psychology: The Newborn / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace discusses newborn psychology, infant brain development, attachment and object permanence. The concept of self-awareness is covered in humans and other mammals. Live children are brought on stage to observe childhood intellectual development.||9/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoSensation / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace explores the various types of sensation that humans experience focusing on how the brain interprets both physical and non-physical sensations. Signal detection theory and sensory thresholds are discussed.||10/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoSubliminal Messaging / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace teaches about subliminal messaging and reveals way in which it is effective and ways in which it fails. He explores topics ranging from subliminal messaging in advertising to lower theft rates in department stores to secret messages in Disney m||10/6/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoPerception / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace explores perception regarding genetic and empirical learning. Auditory and visual disorders and factors are considered. Examples like Fraser's spiral illusion and Gestalt theory are utilized and explained.||10/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoStates of Consciousness, Part 1 / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace discusses claims of ESP, clairvoyance, and precognition, showing examples that seem to "prove" these states. He goes on to show that the evidence provided by science is inconclusive and relates these phenomena to states of consciousness. Alter||10/13/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoStates of Consciousness, Part 2 / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace asks and answers the question "why do we sleep?" and explores the various reasons the brain and body need sleep. He explores sleep deficits, dream states, and REM cycles.||10/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoClassical Conditioning / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace explains the concept of classical conditioning, giving many helpful and sometimes humorous examples from hypnosis, to Pavlov's dogs, to group behavior, to disciplining children.||10/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoOperant Conditioning / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace explains operant conditioning and discusses the experiments and theories of scientists E.L. Thorndike, and B.F. Skinner in relation to animal behavior, shaping, and reinforcement.||10/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoMemory / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace explores memory, forgetfulness, remembrance, and God's choosing to forget our sins. Various types of memory dysfunction are discussed and the limits of memory and information storage are touched upon.||11/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||VideoEmotions / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace covers the range of primary and secondary emotions and their association with memory and expression. Cultural context and the effects of emotions are also explored.||11/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||VideoPersonality / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace teaches on personality and asks the questions "where did we get our particular personality?" and "can I change my personality?" Various personality tests and theories of personality are discussed.||11/15/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||VideoPsychological Disorders, Part 1 / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace covers a broad range of psychological and mental disorders, including case studies and examples of a variety of disorders. He discusses cultural influences, court cases, and diagnosing abnormal behaviors.||11/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||VideoPsychological Disorders, Part 2 / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace continues his lecture on psychological and mood disorders, and expands the discussion to consider the ways in which the spiritual world influences psychological states and how we can determine the difference between spiritual and psychological.||11/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||VideoTherapy / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace discusses depression and its causes and effects, and dives deeply into the various kinds of therapies available to treat depression. These include biomedical and psychological therapies. He also covers attitudes toward therapy and the objectiv||11/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||VideoStress and Health / Christopher R Grace||Dr. Grace talks about stress and health, defines health psychology, and asks the questions "what role do our thoughts have on our health" and "what role do spiritual beliefs have in relation to health?" He discusses religion and its effects on health tod||12/6/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||VideoSocial Psychology||Dr. Grace dives in to human social behavior, discussing the bystander effect, altruism, and helping behavior. He asks the question "why we act the way we do when other people are present?" and discusses social and peer pressures.||12/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Great lectures, but unable to view the power-points, so it is difficult at times to know what the main points are.
It's taken me 51 years to find something that I can relate with like it was made just for me. I guess I should have attended collage. This course is great for me. Thanks guys.