Welcome to the wonderful world of psychology! This podcast is the audio segment of the course at It comprises the topics found to be most important based on a survey of 761 introductory psychology teachers at 490 schools (Miller & Gentile, 1998). These topics include introduction/methods, neuroscience, sensation/perception, learning, memory, thinking/intelligence, developmental psychology, personality, social psychology, and abnormal psychology. In addition, I have worked in sections on cognitive biases, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, along with the debunking of popular psychology myths that just dont seem to die.


  • Abnormal Psychology

    Abnormal Psychology


    How do psychologists classify thinking and behavior as “abnormal”? In this chapter we discuss just that by looking at the. . .

  • Social Psychology

    Social Psychology


    Social psychology is the study of humans as social animals, that is the way that we influence one anothers’ behavior and th. . .

  • Personality Theories and Assessment

    Personality Theories and Assessment


    While psychologists cannot entirely agree on one definition of personality, this text uses the definition most people think o. . .

  • Developmental Psychology

    Developmental Psychology


    The scientific study of biological, cognitive, social, and personality development throughout the life span is known as devel. . .

  • Thinking and Intelligence

    Thinking and Intelligence


    Building on sensation and perception, learning, and memory, this chapter discusses how we think, that is how we process infor. . .

  • Cognitive Biases

    Cognitive Biases


    Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a "standard of rati. . .

  • Memory



    Memory is essential for life as we currently experience it, allowing us to use what we know to interpret the world. This stud. . .

  • Learning



    In this chapter we look at how psychologists have studied learning and what we know about how humans learn looking at how bot. . .

  • Sensation and Perception

    Sensation and Perception


    To understand and live in the world around us we must first gather (sense) and then interpret (perceive) the information pres. . .

  • Neuroscience



    In this chapter we look at just how the brain and nervous system are able to control nearly everything we do by starting with. . .

  • Introduction



    In this lesson, we will go over an introduction to the course. I will give an introduction to psychology, and a summary of th. . .

  • The Science of Psychology

    The Science of Psychology


    Rather than focusing on what we traditionally think of as psychology, therapy, this text seeks to highlight psychology as a s. . .