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Lesson Introduction - Introducing Psychology What do you think about when you think about psychology? Psychologists deal with important problems about how the human mind works, and why. The following video clip explains just one fascinating phenomenon called the McGurk Effect: (Links to an external site.) Did you find yourself hearing the wrong sound when the picture changed? I have to admit, I couldn't help myself! This might seem like a trivial example, but it represents how our minds can be easily tricked -- and is just the tip of the iceberg. This is this kind of problem that inspires psychologists to understand the human mind and our behavior. This course is an introduction to psychology, and as we work through objectives and activities you'll want to try to connect your life experiences -- things you've seen, heard, or experienced first-hand -- to the research, findings, and theories that we're learning about.

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