How We Learn : The Great Courses: Psychology

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Monisha Pasupathi
  • Series: The Great Courses: Psychology
  • 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Learning is a lifelong adventure.
It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age. Whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or even sleeping - which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned - you are truly born to learn around the clock. But few of us know how we learn, which is the key to learning and studying more effectively.
This series of 24 vibrant and accessible lectures has been designed to change that. Designed by an award-winning psychology teacher and expert on how people of all ages master new skills and information, it sheds light on what's going on when we learn and dispels common myths about the subject.
Professor Pasupathi's many examples cover the modern history of research on learning, from behaviorist theory in the early 20th century to the most recent debates about whether IQ can be separated from achievement - and even whether a spectrum of different learning styles and multiple intelligences really exists.
The lectures are also a rich source of readily implemented tips on how to excel in many different learning situations, including mastering difficult material, motivating children to learn, and preserving learning aptitude as we grow older.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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great for scientist minds

the lectures are mostly a long list of experiments, contemplations on their results, and some interesting suggestions here and there.
for an inquisitive mind, that needs data as well as thought, this is great.
people who want to be told how to learn better, are looking in the wrong place.
I really liked the format and the super interesting content. it really goes over a lot of stuff in learning theory.
the lecturer is mostly ok, engaging and positive. but, a bit slow for me. also, there are a lot of pauses in the audio - complete silent seconds. as in a second here, a second there. I found this very annoying, and it makes the experience not so good.
BUT! I solved both my problems by listening to lectures at 1.25 speed (as I do for most Great Courses products anyway).
And I already feel like I could listen to this again.
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- Dror Speiser

Virtually no content

I listened for two hours on two separate occasions.
Throughout i was just hanging on to be told something but was 100% disappointed (seriously).
I am a fan of the teaching company and am bemused as to how the start-to-finish waffle was recorded?

I cannot un-recommend this audiobook enough.

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- DaveW

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses