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Robert Sapolsky's Edutaining "Human Behavioral Biology"

Robert Sapolsky's Edutaining "Human Behavioral Biology"

The course is an accessible yet scientifically detailed introduction to modern biology’s understanding of human behavior. It is a broad biology-centered approach where animal comparisons and a broad systems perspective engage a way of understanding our psychology without too much solipsism. Sapolsky’s gift for story-telling and his style of boldly confronting the moral implications of his poignant topics make the lectures engaging edutainment. Topics include sexuality, violence, language, mental illness, religiosity, and individuality which are explained using the main biological subjects of evolutionary theory, genetics, ethology, endocrinology, and neuroscience. Questions addressed: Is human behavior “a magnificent, fascinating, nuanced interaction between nature and nurture”? To what... Show More
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