Psychology Unlocked! A Conversation with Daniel Edward1
What is psychology? How do scientists study the mind? What are the most important experiments in the history of psychology? These are questions that Daniel Edward has been asking and answering on his popular YouTube channel, @Psychology Unlocked I first came across this channel a few months ago, and I was instantly hooked by Daniel’s clear presentation and his passion for understanding the mind and the field of psychology. In this interview, we discuss a range of topics in psychology as well as Daniel’s background.
Daniel studied Psychology at the University of Cambridge in the UK before working internationally as a presenter and writer. Grateful for the opportunity to study Psychology at such an inspiring university, Daniel set up Psychology Unlocked to share his passion for the subject with the next generation of students.
Check out Daniel’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/PsychologyUnlocked
Check out Daniel’s travel writing: http://www.danieledwarduk.com/
00:00 What is psychology?
00:54 Daniel Edward’s background
04:17 The purpose of Psychology Unlocked: A free online psychology textbook
06:23 Understanding psychology can help you excel in any job involving people
08:48 How did psychology become a science?
16:57 Behaviorism vs Cognitive Psychology
26:22 What is intelligence?
38:18 What is memory?
42:00 What is a schema?
49:11 False memories
59:52 How does the mind work? (Daniel’s brief answer)
01:02:25 What is free will? (Daniel’s brief answer)
01:05:51 Daniel’s favorite popular psychology book: “Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life,” by Colin Ellard
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My goal: Give you an accurate and clear picture of how the brain and mind work at various levels of analysis. I do that by carefully reading and reporting the science as I understand it.