Social Psychology Lecture, UCLA, Matthew Lieberman, Ph.D. (Psych 135), 9.29.09

Social Psychology Lecture, UCLA, Matthew Lieberman, Ph.D. (Psych 135), 9.29.09

Social Psychology Lecture by Matthew Lieberman, Ph.D.

Recorded at UCLA on 9.29.09

Lecture 1 of the 17 part Fall 2009 series

(Psych 135)


November 5, 2011 / 32 Comments / by / in
  • Brilliant lecture.

  • Good lecture, but skip first 6 minutes and final 15.

  • the best teacher giving the best course, thanks.

  • I am a student in South Mississippi, and this is great, helped me with my psychology classes. Great Professor!

  • His shirt is too big for him. Distracting from his interesting lecture.

  • i sat and listened to the first 6 minutes of it. shit was comedy. 

  • Lecture starts @ 6:36

  • He made you guys in the comments like him ..zing! Psychology.

  • @ 49:00, this is called the Dunning Kruger effect.

  • this lecturer is a true boss

  • People out in the sun are more likely to have cancer in 20 year than those who are out in the rain on cloudy days providing neither wear sunscreen and no genetic factors are at play.

  • His crooked tie is driving me crazy

  • Enjoyed that,great style of lecturing.

  • it is evident a few ppl should not be some students in that class or school

  • ppl are so full of it

  • which 4 great books ?? anyone who is his student, please comment names of those books.

  • Great teachings. This video influences a vast majority of people who have not yet been to college or studied this subject, to now want to study it for themselves. 

  • What was that? The lecture for prisoners? Why was the "teacher" so vulgar? What a disrespect of students… Disgusted.

  • As an online psychology student, one of my major disadvantages is the lack of opportunity for great lectures like this. I really appreciate you ability as a speaker to make even your online audience feel as though they are actually there. Good job and thank you.

  • 33:25 – Inspiring!
    51:07 – Bingo! Well said!  
    51:38 – (fast acting = "automatic processes?")

    The general public is indoctrinated with bias. It shapes individuals, communities, nations and cultures into compliance of certain agendas.
    Therefore, it is logical to state that if we don't know the biases we hold, we also don't know the values and principals we hold either.

    For example: Why is sex a "sin" (religious)? Is it because of personal embarrassment? Resource scarcity? Communal cohesion? Or could it be that an omnipotent being disapproves of it? Sex is an intrinsically good thing. Though through "brainwashing" we have come to see it as something to hide, to suppress and hold only in participation and subscription to a religious agenda. 
    Holding certain things "*in* the word of (and accountability of) god" and out of reach of educated debate?

    Unlearning a bias can be difficult. Although I believe that once an understanding of conflicting information 
    (to a bias) is "seen" that logic follows suit, and quickly manifests a more proper framework. In any given subject.

  • What is a TA? In our online class for Social Psychology we do not have a TA.

  • Dr. Lieberman will you post the books you are referencing here, please?

  • sir if i send u my children mcq which they solved can u check them n tell me how many marks he got n what tools or other activity sholud i use for them can u send me your id

  • Colourblind analogy is untrue/misleading. They are unable to "construct" the colour, it is not conscious/subconscious, it is mechanical.

  • Why enroll if the lecture is online ..colleges are ripping off students

  • what a creepy asshole

  • Thank u, i had become aware of a bias without any knowlegde about psychololy. This drove me crazy and as i kept thinking i kept on discovering more and more biases. I wrote them al down. This kept on going and i started writing entire psychological theories, my parents thought is was some sort of einstein but i knew this wasnt the case and i am glad to not just find out what i kept om describing as 'unknowingly becoming knowing of the unknowing'. What i love most about all of it, im left with a much deeper understanding of psychology. And actualy decided to go ahead and quit my study to switch to psychology. So thank u a lot (and apologies for my english)

  • This is promising, I must say.  However, the hypothesis that we as a species are somehow hard-wired to consider all snakes as harmful, is simply false.  Its been my experience that most folks are born neutral to such notions as "snakes and spiders are dangerous." They learn these fears from situations or from others such as parents, friends, teachers, etc.  I have always been cautious around, but fascinated and unafraid of all wild animals, snakes, sharks, spiders etc included.  As a species, we are have VERY few hard-wired things – such as fear of heights.  We DO however, have many "tendencies" and pre-dispositions towards stuff – some speicies-wide and some specific to individuals.

  • Does anyone know the textbook used for this class? thanks..

  • who filmed so horribly?

  • I've just finished the entire playlist, and I really enjoyed it.
    ca anyone provide a copy from the presentation slides the professor used in his lecture? that would be a tremendous help if possible..

  • so interesting! he really knows how to teach!!

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