The course covers a wide range of topics in Psychology. There is no way I could've—or would have— Dr. Robinson is a member of the philosophy faculty at Oxford University, where he has lectured annually since 1991. It was very similar to an undergraduate course I took years ago, but at the time I didn't really appreciate it as much as I do now. Robinson's in-depth analysis matches his wit and usual oratorical skill. Watson and American behaviorism -- lecture 14.
Psychology on so many levels, with humour and an abundance of personal experiences that describe the history of attempting to explain and correct abnormal behaviour with all the approaches possible. There are far better resources for psychology. Some of What You Will Learn Lecture by lecture, Professor Robinson navigates from one subject to the next, and you follow along as he recreates a Platonic dialogue; explains brain physiology; or explores the intricacies of middle ear construction, the psychological underpinnings of the Salem witch trials, and the history of the insanity defense. Daniel Robinson is my favorite Great Courses lecturer. On being sane in insane places -- lecture 44. In 2011 he received the Gittler Award from the American Psychological Association for significant contributions to the philosophical foundations of Psychology.
Robinson takes listeners on a fulsome and fascinating journey through the evolution of the major ideas in the field of psychology. It contains a full transcript of the series as well as the complete course guidebook which includes lecture notes, bibliography, and more. Would you be willing to try another book from The Great Courses? Robinson has published in a wide variety of subjects, including moral philosophy, the philosophy of psychology, legal philosophy, the philosophy of the mind, intellectual history, legal history, and the history of psychology. In each installment, Robinson puts the listener into the social context that gave rise to ideas about psychology that we dismiss today eg phrenology, behaviorism. Minds possessed : witchery and the search for explanations -- lecture 4.
When you come right down to it, psychology is just very cool. Robinson The Great Ideas of Psychology 1997 48 lectures, 24 hours at TheGreatCourses. If I'd wanted a history of ideas, there is lots of that here. Lecture 3 - Minds possessed - Witchery and the Search for Explanations - This is a lecture on the history of the persecution and prosecution of witchcraft. Over the course of 36 fascinating lectures, Professor Diana Krumholz McDonald, an expert in ancient art history and an esteemed lecturer and scholar, takes you on a grand journey around the world to see some of the greatest works of art ever created and to explore the cultures that made them. In a recent study, researchers found that they could convince participants to engage in energy-saving activities more effectively using the double-foot-the-door. Not only intellectually stimulating but a joy to engage in and I am all the more grateful for the experience.
The lectures sparkle with helpful insights into the history of psychology, and critical thinking. There is a great mix of philosophy and history scattered throughout the series as well. Defining the subject -- lecture 2. I liked Daniel's exploration of what is scientific and what is not with regards to Psychology ideas and the different ways of approaching psychological studies e. An Exceptional Range of Brilliant Thinkers And that's only a small sampling of the exceptional range of brilliant thinkers whose ideas have contributed to the subject of this course. Refreshingly, there is a good deal about the history of philosophy as it relates to psychology; Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Darwin, Freud, and others. We want to understand the world in which we live, but we also want to understand how to make our own lives as meaningful as possible; to know not only why we're living, but that we're doing it with intention, purpose, and ethical commitment.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adrian Day from Fascinating For me, Professor Robinson is one of the best lecturers I have ever come across. The lecturer,who is very articulate and has a good sense of humour. And I think this course complements Hergenhahn's textbook quite well. It asks if psychology is a science and also what science is. And I think this course complements Hergenhahn's textbook quite well. Relationship churning, physical violence, and verbal abuse in young adult relationships. Cancellation will be effective at the end of each billing period.
But sometimes, naming concepts or techniques makes them easier to remember and use. Over the next 600 years, rapid innovations in philosophy, technology, economics, military affairs, and politics allowed what had once been a cultural backwater left by the collapse of the Roman Empire to dominate the world. Robinson is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Georgetown University and a Fellow of the Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University. . This 48 lecture series covers a broad range of ideas within psychology. The intensity of our spiritual lives? Along the way, you'll meet Freud, Skinner, Jung, Watson, Piaget, Erikson, and other giants.
For example, people will be more likely to take steps to avoid a rare, very frightening disease, than to avoid a more probable one that carries with it less obvious pain and suffering. And you learn that the subject most of us today associate with names like Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and B. On the upside, the lecturer is really charismatic. What do you think the narrator could have done better? It starts with ancient Greece, and most importantly: why it starts there and not somewhere even older. Robinson has a great voice for this medium.
The field is in disparate need of people with the kind of reasoning chops Dr. Skinner and Modern Behaviorism 38: Critiques of Freudian Theory 15: B. His wit, humility, and brainpower bring a fun edge to every half hour in this 48 lecture series on the history and philosophy of psychology. I first learned about the ideas of psychology when I took an introductory course attending S. Psychologists, like many other scientists, enjoy inventing new terms to describe what they study.
I love the Great Courses brand! He clearly has thought through this material very thoroughly. What determines who we fall in love with? His take on Freud is quite different from other sources. I have heard other courses by Daniel N Robinson and this one he used some of the same stories he used on the Brain. It makes sense, then, that so much artistic expression in the ancient world focuses on our security. No prior knowledge of psychology is needed, however this is not an audiobook that can be listened to passively. I would have happily travelledto listen to him in person. Robinson is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University and a member of the philosophy faculty at Oxford University.