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YALE PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology (Spring, 2007)   

YALE PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology with Professor Paul Bloom

author: Paul Bloom, Department of Psychology, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND)


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Reviews and comments:

Comment1 Haji Mokhtar Stork, July 7, 2009 at 4:04 a.m.:

I do enjoy all the posted lecture because I am a student of psychology at the age of 65. However, I would appreciate it if the good professor could give us something on personality.


Comment2 YoFromChina, June 11, 2010 at 8:46 a.m.:

I‘m here to find PPT and say thanks to Paul&Yale~

Comment3 Samuel , July 1, 2010 at 4:32 a.m.:

Dr. Paul Bloom:
Veru glad to write to you.
I'm so sorry,because i will waste of your time.
I'm a Chinese,I like Psychology,and I like to study English.In today's world, English has become a very common and important tool for the exchange and communication.I want a good command of English, use it to learn more of my favorite things, such as your psychology.
Two years ago, I was born a very serious illness .In 2008 year, my mind opened the knife, in 2009, they opened the knife back and spine, and now I, at home training, but not entirely self-cultivation, I study accounting in the art that I hope that it will be relying on to life.
Now, I want to learn English, can not be suspended for one day, do not read the subtitles and listen to your lesson, I hope you do not have translation software to write to you.
Finally, I want to get psychological PPT courseware, do not know if you can send it to me, if possible, so thankful.
Thank you
Yours Samuel

Comment4 Matthew, July 11, 2010 at 10:54 a.m.:

Dear Dr. Paul Bloom,

Recently, I got an iphone and found this course, which i am interested very much, however, as in the shared notes, certain content has been removed due to copyright restrictions, may I have completed set of powerpoint?



Comment5 Hay , July 26, 2010 at 1:21 p.m.:

Dear Dr. Paul Bloom,
I'm a Chinese college student.My major is psychology. After listening your courses,I think it's very interesting and give me a great help.
But My English isn't very well,and I watch zhe video on zhe other website because it have zhe Chinese caption.
So I have a lot of problems.Would you send me zhe PPT through my e-mail?If so,I can catch it better.

Thanks,and give my best wishes to you!


Comment6 Emilio, September 1, 2010 at 4:44 p.m.:

Dear Dr. Paul Bloom:
Recently, I found this course from iTunes U. When I watch it,I love it. Could you do me a favor and sent psychological PowerPoint courseware?
Have a good day

Best wish

Comment7 Paul Soong, January 9, 2011 at 7:43 a.m.:

Hello Dr. Paul Bloom

Thanks for this wanderful course,I love it love it love it!

But like my fellow comrades has commented,we could't download the course pages,therefore missed a lot of fun while watching it.

By the way,I'm from China too,isn't it wonderful how people come from all over the world share the same joy and enlightment psychology brings?Thanks Yale,thanks this program,and of course,thank you Dr. Paul Bloom.

And I have to say this once more,please!Can someone fix the PPT problem?The course pages can helps,a lot.

If anyone know how to get the course pages,please email me,I will be grateful.

Thanks again.

Paul Soong

Comment8 Dude Man, January 12, 2011 at 6:53 p.m.:

Prof. Bloom,

Thank you for allowing your lectures to be shared on video throughout the internet. I appreciate being able to continue my education in such a way that allows anyone with internet can access the knowledge. Please continue to share your lectures and if possible, I would like to see the PowerPoint slides and videos.

Comment9 Giga, September 16, 2011 at 10:01 a.m.:

Hello, Prof. Bloom,

These were wonderful lectures to me, helped it me greatly, thanks a lot. Only what I would ask to you is that if it would be possible to share slide-shows too to us, would be pleasing.
Thanks again Prof. Bloom, thanks Yale! Keep on sharing lectures in future too, because, I am sure, I would never have chance to attend this lectures in Yale in real in my life, These E-lectures, helps a lot.

Giga, From Georgia (Eastern Europe)

Comment10 Maximus Alexander, January 4, 2012 at 1:01 a.m.:

Prof Bloom,
Thank you so very much for your contribution. I'm a 42 yr old, re-directing my career to where I belong. Psychology. Could-woulda-SHOULDA and didn't but AM! Thank you for this online course material; now I will be that much more armed to help others while paying off massive debt at mid-life :) after all, it's where my heart is at (helping others not debt)!! People talk to me anyway - I help anyway... let's make it official. Thanks again, and YES it CAN improve your sex life... ;)

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second.
Steven Wright

Have a great day Prof. have it all week!

Comment11 Stephen Maina Wanjiru, January 20, 2012 at 2:53 p.m.:

Hi Prof Bloom
i really appreacited your lessons and what Yale is doing
i wanted to inquire if you can send me your reasearch if its possible
thanks in advance

Comment12 ms farrin aynehsaz, January 25, 2012 at 5:22 a.m.:

Hello professor Bloom,
I enjoyed and benefited from your lectures significantly. I wish I could have access to the powerpoint materials. How can I see the pictures that made your students enjoy the lessons even more.

Best regards


Comment13 Yolanda Minguez de Juan, February 9, 2012 at 5:56 p.m.:

Hello professor,
I adore your classes. I'm spanish girl, i live in São Paulo-Brazil, and coursing Psychology, finish in this year 2012. I'm very interested, a lot, to make program study distance, like online courses. Yale offering this type of study program with corresponding certificates?

Thanks for your free videos, I encourage you to continue posting, because internet today is a window of possibilities to learn with other around world people, this don't have a price.

Yolanda M. Juan

Comment14 Yolanda Minguez de Juan, February 9, 2012 at 6:04 p.m.:

When I said "don't have a price" means: Your online video classes are such a much value. It's like a present for people like me. I realy appreciate.

(only clarified my expression, i don't know if this expression is used in america) LOL

Yolanda M. Juan

Comment15 sophia, March 6, 2012 at 9:40 a.m.:

i would love and so would many other people, the full power point / video content that came with the lecture

Comment16 Amanda Biltoft, April 1, 2012 at 4:50 a.m.:

Dear Paul
Just loving your lectures - do so hope you'll be posting more for I shall be watching. Truly great initiative out of a brilliant university and from a great lecturer.

Comment17 Garalda, May 1, 2012 at 8:36 a.m.:

Dear sir,
I am à exécutive assistant of 46, french, very happy, honoured and interested in listening your courses in this prestigous university. Suffering from PMD syndrome, all info helps, and listening to you gave me clues. Tanks, Garalda

Comment18 Will, July 17, 2012 at 10:31 a.m.:

Dear Professor Bloom,
Your lectures are amazing! I am currently a high school student in Shanghai, China and I was hoping if it was possible for you to e-mail me the power points/video content. That would be wonderful.

Thank-you for those lectures!


Comment19 Jayne Davis, October 7, 2012 at 7:19 p.m.:

Dear Proffessor Bloom
I'm an Australian & I've downloaded your lectures from iTunes U.
In the first lecture you say you posted the slides from the class on the Yale site.
Thus far I've been unable to find them (is there some form of "restricted access"? In play?).
Could you (or one of your T.A.'s) please email me to let me know how to find them?
I really feel that I'm missing out on an important aspect of the lecture experience.
Thank you for your time.
P.S. I'm half way through the 2nd lecture & I'm a dualist. I have a theory that MAY explain the interaction between the non-corporeal aspect (the "soul") & the body.
It has to do with each person's bio-electric field having a unique signature. What if our souls exist not "within" our bodies but in some as- yet unknown dimension that interacts with with the 4 we're able to perceive?
We know that speed of thought correlates to electrical activity in the brain & that all matter is held together by an electrical field that dictates the behaviour of the atoms that make up it's substance.
So, what if our sous use the unique electro-magnetic field generated by each individual brain & body to control our behaviour, like a kid with a remote-control car? Each remote & car are a matched set with the signal only getting through to the SPECIFIC car it drives. If you break the car but the remote remains intact, then the toy cannot function (this is the death analogy). Our brains may react to our thoughts (& vise/versa) according to the interactions of Hardware/Body, Software/Soul & Signal/electrical field. I have NO IDEA how one would go about testing this theory but the analogy can stretch to allow for re-incarnation by building a brand new car that responds to the old remote. Let me know what you think if you've got nothing better to do. Thanks.

Comment20 Najeeb, November 16, 2012 at 12:09 p.m.:

How can I have the slides of psychology's lectures by Dr Paul Bloom?

Comment21 Hai yen , May 19, 2013 at 8:12 a.m.:

How can I have the slide of psychology lecture by dr Paul brown?

Comment22 Colin , August 5, 2013 at 5:54 a.m.:

Hi Dr. Bloom,

Thank you for a fascinating course. Could you please email me the slides that you used in your lectures?

Thank you very much,


Comment23 Laura G, January 17, 2014 at 8:02 p.m.:

Dear Professor Bloom
I have recently start taking your open course and I am really fascinated with all the interesting information you present.
Is is possible that you send me by email the complete power point slides used in your lectures?

Thank you,
Kind regards,
Laura G

Comment24 Flroencia Salvarezza, April 19, 2014 at 9:29 p.m.:

Dear Professor Bloom,
I have started with your onlione course and I am fascinated with it.
Is it possible to get the slides you use on your lectures?
Thank you

Comment25 Carlos Ocampo, May 17, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.:

Mr. Paul Bloom,

I just want to say thank you for posting this educational lectures of yours. I learning a lot from this lectures of yours .

Thank you so much,

Comment26 Shaikh Sumit, July 16, 2014 at 9:54 p.m.:

Dear Sir,
I'm presently doing my BSc in Mechanical Engineering in Bangladesh.I've always been interested in and fascinated by human psychology.Your lecture videos are immensely influencing the growth of my interest and fascination.Thank you so much for your way of teaching.Both of my parents are teachers and I can't help appreciating the work you put into spreading the knowledge you have.I would appreciate it if I get the chance to go through your lecture slides.It would be really helpful.It's a bit hard for me to collect the book Psychology-Peter Gray.If it's not too much of a problem,could I have the pdf version of it Sir? and I apologize for my English.
Thank you again Sir.

Comment27 Hayley Lewis, July 22, 2014 at 9:42 p.m.:

There is a lecture where Mr Bloom is talking about personality disorders. He describes Borderline Personality as "Borderline is really bad, when people describe you as Borderline Personality Disorder that just means your awful to be around, your just awful". What a way to premote stigma. He should be fired for saying it, and Yale should be ashamed of themselves for publishing it. See http://youtu.be/Dys5fdGHlvw
This is an illness. Some of the greatest innovators are affected by this illness, ( for example Steve Jobs) it should be looked at with compassion, imagine mr Bloom hearing yourself described this way!, Imagine you son develops such an illness! How can Yale be so stupid?

Comment28 Anel, October 25, 2015 at 8:31 p.m.:

Dear Professor Bloom,

Is it possible to get the slides you use on your lectures?

Thank you,

Comment29 Davor form VideoLectures, December 15, 2017 at 6:24 p.m.:

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