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  • Evolutionary Psychology
Neuroscience and Society, Spring 2010
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This course explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research at once reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of empathy, trust, and moral reasoning; new fields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; ethical implications of neurotechnologies such as cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals; neuroscience in the courtroom; and neuroscientific recasting of social problems such as addiction and violence. Guest lectures by neuroscientists, class discussion, and weekly readings in neuroscience, popular media, and science studies.

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Religious Studies
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
SchĺŮll, Natasha
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Psychology
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Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan

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Social Science
Social Science
Psychology
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Full Course
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/14/2014
Psychology, Biopsychology, Human Genetics
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain the basic principles of the theory of evolution by natural selectionDescribe the differences between genotype and phenotypeDiscuss how gene-environment interactions are critical for expression of physical and psychological characteristics

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Social Science
Psychology
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
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OpenStax College
Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Contemporary Psychology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Appreciate the diversity of interests and foci within psychologyUnderstand basic interests and applications in each of the described areas of psychologyDemonstrate familiarity with some of the major concepts or important figures in each of the described areas of psychology

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Social Science
Psychology
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Module
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/09/2017
Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction
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Opening image caption:Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. (credit "background": modification of work by Nattachai Noogure; credit "top left": modification of work by U.S. Navy; credit "top middle-left": modification of work by Peter Shanks; credit "top middle-right": modification of work by "devinf"/Flickr; credit "top right": modification of work by Alejandra Quintero Sinisterra; credit "bottom left": modification of work by Gabriel Rocha; credit "bottom middle-left": modification of work by Caleb Roenigk; credit "bottom middle-right": modification of work by Staffan Scherz; credit "bottom right": modification of work by Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team)Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.

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Social Science
Psychology
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Module
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/08/2017
Psychology, States of Consciousness, Sleep and Why We Sleep
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe areas of the brain involved in sleepUnderstand hormone secretions associated with sleepDescribe several theories aimed at explaining the function of sleep

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Social Science
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Psychology: Understanding Happiness
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TED Studies, created in collaboration with Wiley, are curated video collections — supplemented by rich educational materials — for students, educators and self-guided learners. In Understanding Happiness, expert explorers of the mind chart our understanding of how happiness is created and cultivated. Their insights challenge our most basic cultural, political and economic assumptions and are transforming the field of psychology.

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Psychology
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Lecture
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Studies
Author:
Cary Cooper
Date Added:
01/06/2017
Taste and evolve: Ayako Suwa at TEDxTokyo
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Ayako Suwa is intent on spreading a new concept of food that evades labels such as gourmet and nutritional. She believes that to eat is to live, but we must taste to truly evolve, and those tastes include happiness, regret, anger and more.

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Arts and Humanities
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Talks
Date Added:
03/21/2014