Peter Smith

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Peter Smith’s Videos (November 2013 list)

Peter Smith’s videos (November 2013 list).

For links to my videos go to: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjQMfPsfP3Fs7fmaeMZ75w

CONTENTS:

General.

A. Basic Social Science.

B. History of Social Thought (Paradigms).

C. History of Psychology.

D. General History.

E. History of Religion & Religious Studies.

F. Babi & Baha’i Studies.

G. MUIC.

 

General.

Peter Smith’s videos.

 

A. BASIC SOCIAL SCIENCE.

Basic Sociology.

‘Human Beings are Social Beings’.

Basic Psychology.

Maslow’s Need Hierarchy (2 parts).

 

B. HISTORY OF SOCIAL THOUGHT.

Paradigms I.

Why study Social Theory?

Printing, Knowledge and Ideas [New ed.]

Sir Francis Bacon:

-1. Life and Times.

-2. Epistemology.

-3. Science.

Francois Poulain de la Barre: Cartesian feminist.

Print Culture in Britain, c. 1688-c. 1800.

Condorcet

-1. Life and Times.

-2. Social Reformism and Analysis.

-3. The Rights of Women (2 parts).

Sophie de Grouchy.

The decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Paradigms II.

Weber’s Concepts of Charisma and Its Routinization.

Jurgen Habermas and the ‘Public Sphere’.

Charles Horton Cooley:

-1. Life.

-2. The ‘Looking-Glass Self’.

-3. The ‘Primary Group’.

 

C. HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY.

Introduction.

[Philosophical psychology – to come].

4/1. The Physicalists: Mesmer & Gall.

4/2. Neuro-Physiology, c.1730-1874.

4/3. Johannes Muller and Ernst Weber.

4/4. Gustav Fechner.

4/5. Helmholtz and Donders.

5.1. Wundt: Life.

5.2. Wundt: Ideas and Methods.

5.3. Alternative to Wundt.

6a. James: Psychology I.

6b. James: Psychology II.

[7. Freud – to come ]

7S2. Alfred Adler:

-1. Life and Times.

-2. The Inferiority Complex and the Break with Freud.

-3. Key Concepts and Insights.

7S3. Carl Jung:

-1. Life and Times.

-2. Personality Structure and Types.

-3. Religion and the Collective Unconscious (short summary).

8a.1. The Measurers: Galton.

8a.2. Galton & inherited differences.

8a.3. Galton: Statistics, Eugenics & Impact.

8b. Binet.

8c.1. Mental Testing in the USA: [1] Cattell & Galtonian ideas.

8c.2. [2] Henry Goddard.

8c.3. [3] Terman and Yerkes.

8c.4. [4] Changing reactions.

9.1. Behaviourism 1: Animal Psychology and Thorndike’s Laws.

9.2. Ivan Pavlov.

9.3. John Watson (I).

9.4. John Watson (II).

9.5. Neo-Behaviourism: Tolman and Hull.

9.6. BF Skinner (I).

9.7. BF Skinner (II).

9.8. The paradigm shift.

10.1. The Gestaltists: Background and Context.

10.2. The Gestaltist Movement.

10.3. Perception.

10.4.Thinking and Learning (I).

10.5. Thinking and Learning (II).

 

D. GENERAL HISTORY.

Slavery & Abolitionism.

Caribbean Slavery and Revolt.

C1. Slavery in the Caribbean: Slavery in the Americas.

C2. The slave trading system.

C3. The Sugar Industry.

C4. Social Aspects.

C5. Slave revolts.

C6. The Haitian Revolution.

C7. Toussaint L’Ouverture.

C8. Napoleonic Invasion & Haitian Independence.

C9. Later revolts.

-British Abolitionism. 

A1. The British Anti-Slavery Movement: 1. Beginnings, 1767-1785.

A2. – 2. The Abolitionist Society, 1787-1792.

A3. – 3. The Parliamentary Campaign, 1788-92.

A4. – 4. Setback and Success, 1793-1807.

A5.– 5. The abolition of slavery in the British Empire.

A6. The abolition of the slave trade and of slavery outside of Britain.

World History C.

Trans-Siberian Railway.

The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95.

East Asia, 1895-1902.

East Asia, 1902-1914.

Russia in East Asia:

-1. Up to the 1840s.

-2. 1842-1875.

-3. 1875-1895.

-4. 1895-1904 (2 parts).

1914: The first Austrian Invasion of Serbia.

All Quiet on the Western Front’ (1929).

 

E. HISTORY OF RELIGION & RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

Religion and Society,

R1. ‘Extramural’ Religious Mvnts.

R2. Islam-related movements.

 

F. BABI & BAHA’I STUDIES.

B1. An Intro to the Baha’i Faith [CUP book].

B2. Peter Smith’s books on Baha’i Studies, 1986-2008.

BE1. Baha’i Expansion 1: Up to c. 1892.

BE2. – c. 1892-1953.

BE3. – Since 1953.

BE4. – Geo-Cultural Breakthroughs.

BF1. Intro: History 1. The Babi Movement, 1844-1863.

BF2. – History 2. The Baha’i Religion since 1863.

BF3. – Beliefs 1.

BF4. – Beliefs 2.

BF5. – Practices 1.

BF6. – Practices 2.

 

G. MUIC.

Social Science Programs at MUIC.

Social Theory Courses at MUIC.

Slavery and Genocide Courses at MUIC.

War Studies Courses at MUIC.

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