Psychology of Computing: Crash Course Computer Science #38

Computers sometimes need to use psychology to improve. The 38th installment of the Crash Course Computer Science playlist looks at how social, behavior, and cognitive psychology play a role in the development of computers and computer software. It explains the connection between visual perception, chunks, affordances, recognition versus recall, affect, and mutual gaze to computer science.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have a school psychologist join any class discussions
Classroom Considerations

  • Basic psychology knowledge is advantageous but not necessary
  • Builds on information from previous videos in the series
Pros

  • Connects computer science to different areas of study
  • Animations help with comprehension
Cons

  • None