Monday, July 21, 2014

Controversy of Intelligence: Crash Course Psychology #23

So, how many different kinds of intelligence are there? And what is the G-Factor? Eugenics? Have you ever taken an IQ Test? All of these things play into the fascinating and sometimes icky history of Intelligence Testing. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks us through some of the important aspects of that history… as well as Nazis. Hey, I said some of it was icky.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Measuring Personality: Crash Course Psychology #22

How would you measure a personality? What, exactly, is the self? Well, as you’ve come to expect, it’s not that easy to nail down an answer for those questions. Whether you’re into blood, bile, earth, wind, fire, or those Buzzfeed questionaires, there are LOTS of ways to get at who we are and why.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rorschach & Freudians: Crash Course Psychology #21

Herman Rorschach (no, not the guy from Watchmen) came up with the eponymous tests, but what do they mean? Why are we so fascinated with them despite the division in the world of Psychology? Hank tackles these topics as we take a closer look at personality in this episode of Crash Course Psychology.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Crash Course Psychology: Outtakes #2
What’s “sherbert” and how many Hughes are there?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Adolescence: Crash Course Psychology #20

In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank has a look at that oh so troublesome time in everyone’s life: Adolescence! He talks about identity, individuality, and The Breakfast Club.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monkeys and Morality: Crash Course Psychology #19

In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes a look at a few experiments that helped us understand how we develop as human beings. Things like attachment, separation anxiety, stranger anxiety, and morality are all discussed… also, a seriously unpleasant study with monkeys and fake mothers.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


So, that when I was a kid, if you asked me if I had a brother, I’d say; “Sure. John.” But if you asked if John had a brother, I’d be like; “Eeeeh, I don’t think so.”

Can we take a moment to appreciate Thought Café’s interpretation of baby John and Hank in the latest Crash Course video?

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Growth of Knowledge: Crash Course Psychology #18

How does our knowledge grow? It turns out there are some different ideas about that. Schemas, Four-Stage Theory of Cognitive Development, and Vygotsky’s Theory of Scaffolding all play different roles but the basic idea is that children think about things very differently than adults. Hank explains in today’s episode of Crash Course Psychology.

Friday, June 6, 2014