By Yale School of Medicine
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Yale Faculty and distinguished guests speak on psychology research and latest studies happening at Yale.
||Food on the Brain||Ralph DiLeone discusses how our brains can make losing weight very difficult.||11/18/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hot Coffee, Warm heart||John A Bargh discusses research into origins of interpersonal warmth from a Yale study in which Yale researchers find touching a warm beverage leads to warm feelings towards others.||10/24/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lack of Sleep Leads to Health Problems Like Obesity||We spend fewer hours sleeping than our ancestors. Drs. Tamas Horvath and Xiao-Bing Gao, professors in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences explore health problems linked to lack of sleep, such as obesity.||6/6/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Building Self Control to Fight Addiction||Dr. Roy Baumeister discusses self-control, the factors that deplete it, and the ways we can increase it.||6/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Teen Brains Wired to Take Risks||Teenagers are hard wired to experiment and seek out excitement. Dr. Linda Mayes discusses the state of the science on adolescent brain development and ways that adults can encourage good decision making.||6/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||New Strategies for the Hardest Cases of Depression||Gerard Sanacora, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Yale Depression Program, studies how the neurotransmitter systems in the brain contribute to depression and other mood disorders.||4/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Stress and Addiction: Breaking the Cycle||Prof. Rajita Sinha explains how stress puts people at risk for addiction.||3/4/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Fast Tracking Lab Discoveries to Help Alcoholics||John Krystal, M.D., explains current research on alcohol dependence.||2/29/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nicotine and the Teenage Brain||Leslie Jacobsen, M.D., explains how exposure to nicotine in the womb, or in the teen years, is associated with neurological changes—none of them for the better.||2/14/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Why Some Soldiers Thrive Under Extreme Stress||Andy Morgan, M.D., talks about his research with the military examining why some soldiers thrive under extremely adverse circumstances.||10/24/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Racism's Shades of Gray||Yale's John Dovidio finds that people tolerate racism more than they say they will.||1/13/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Monkey Economics: Hard-Wired Consuming Behavior||Laurie Santos, associate professor of psychology, talks about her research testing fundamental economic principles in laboratory capuchin monkeys.||11/15/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
These are good lectures which are nice to hear just for the sake of it. Something I’ve noticed some people have rated it less because they couldn’t take the course as is. If you have itunes u on your iphone or mac you can pull up the slides, the syllabus, one of the two books you need, the midterm and final exam, along with the answer keys. It can be kind of hard to find on the app but it’s all there. I’m just very grateful that I can take a Yale Course for free and wanted to show support and help others.
This is free ??
Needs Slideshow and Reading Materials Included
I watched only a portion of the introduction and decided not to invest my time in this particular Yale course. This was ONLY because you cannot see the sideshow or other read the materials that are mentioned in the introduction as a crucial part of the course. I cannot rate the entire course. Some viewer may find value in just the lectures, I just wanted more from the course.