A Crash Course in Psychology

By Jamie Condliffe on at

The brain is a wonderful yet incredibly complicated thing that scientists are still seeking to fully understand. This short video provides a whistlestop tour of the current state of psychology—the study of our complex mental functions and behaviours.

Do we have free will, or are we driven by our environment and biology? Why do people do bad things? What can we do about mental illness? They're just some of the massive questions that face psychologists. Starting with Freud and zipping right through to modern experimental psychology, this video explains why it's such a rich, diverse and complicated field that we should all know just a little more about. [Crash Course]