Introduction to Psychological Science

How can we understand and study the human mind in a scientific and objective way? | Professor Galit Yovel


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About the Course

We all wish to know and understand our inner selves: What are the deeper motives behind our daily actions and behaviors? Why do we feel sadness or joy, fear or love? What are the signs of mental disorders, and what are the treatments available? Since humans and their minds are inconceivably complex, such questions are both numerous and highly intricate. Here, in this course, you will find some fascinating answers – all discovered through the objective research methodologies and valid, quantifiable data of Psychological Science.


About the Professor

Prof. Galit Yovel is an expert in the field of cognitive neuroscience. A professor at Tel Aviv University, she currently heads the Brain and Cognition program at the School of Psychological Sciences, and is a faculty member at the Sagol School of Neuroscience. Her research focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms of face recognition. She taught courses on physiological psychology, research methodology and brain mechanisms of visual processing, and is a five-time recipient of the Rector's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2010 Prof. Yovel was elected one of Israel's most promising young scientists by the Israeli daily Calcalist.

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