Week 3: Psychotic and Substance-Use

Fray Gilabert Jofré amparando a un loco

[Father Gilabert Jofré protecting an insane person], by Joaquin Sorolla Bastida, 1887 (Aldana, San Miguel, & Moreno, 2010)

To learn the science of mind and behavior, we begin by reflecting upon the experience of persons with mental illness. Let’s start the week by spending a couple minutes with a painting depicting an experience of mental illness. What is happening here? What comes to mind? Why? Follow the white rabbit.

Reversal Kit - Lindsay Stuart Hill

Now let’s read a poem. Read it twice. What emotions do you feel? Want to know even more? Wander down the rabbit hole.

Now let's play a game

Remember the game, Memory? Match a pair of hippo cards in the first of three short games. Once a match is made, you earn an opportunity to learn this week’s material.  

Alternatively, if you are interested in learning modules, click the module button.

If you prefer to get offline and read an actual book—who doesn’t?—please refer to the following pages in the required course textbook. The textbook cannot be accessed online, but can be found in libraries and bookstores, and read outside. 

Be assured: it’s the same material presented differently.

Week 3 Reading.


Let’s zoom out to the population level. Spend the next five minutes exploring population-health datasets so you can start understanding the scope of  mental illness locally, nationally, and internationally.

Let's keep playing!

Remember Memory? It’s time for the second round of matching hippo cards.

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Music can change a mood.

Sometimes you want a mood matcher

Sometimes you want a mood changer

For each week, students helped us build playlists.

Almost there! Final Game

Remember Memory? Here’s your final round of matching hippo cards for the week.

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