PSYC 110 - Lecture 1 - Introduction

Lecture 1 - Introduction


Professor Paul Bloom welcomes students and presents the course as a comprehensive introduction to the study of the human mind. Course readings and requirements are discussed. The five main branches of psychology are presented: neuroscience, which is a study of the mind by looking at the brain; developmental, which focuses on how people grow and learn; cognitive, which refers to the computational approach to studying the mind; social, which studies how people interact; and clinical, which examines mental health and mental illnesses.


Due to copyright restrictions, certain content has been removed from the PowerPoint slides.


Gray, Peter. Psychology (5th edition), chapter 1

Stanovich, Keith. "How to Think Straight about Psychology." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 27-37

Course Media





Low Bandwidth Video

mov [100MB]

High Bandwidth Video

mov [500MB]