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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 4, How Can Siblings Be So Different?
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produced by Teaching Company, in Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 4 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 30 mins
Continue looking at the relationship between genetics and behavior, this time searching for answers as to why children from the same family often have such different personalities. By probing this question from the angle of genes and environmental influences, you'll understand the complex processes by which nature...
produced by Teaching Company, in Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 4 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 30 mins
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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 13, Can Subliminal Messages Affect Behavior?
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What do recent experiments say about your susceptibility to messages you can't consciously see or hear? How do subliminal stimuli -- such as rapidly flashing words or images, and imperceptible audio messages -- work on the brain? Could they be used to influence your attitudes and behaviors? Find out all this and m...
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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 22, What Makes Relationships Succeed or Fail?
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produced by Teaching Company, in Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 22 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 31 mins
Here, explore what behavioral research has revealed about intimate relationships -- specifically, why some work and some don't. Learn some of the determinants of satisfying and unsatisfying relationships; chart the course of satisfaction in most relationships; and come away with some keys to making relationships l...
produced by Teaching Company, in Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 22 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 31 mins
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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 24, A Few Mysteries We Can't Explain Yet
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Close out the course with a look at a few other behavioral mysteries that remain difficult for scientists to explain -- all of which are so common to everyday life that they probably don't seem mysterious at all: laughter, kissing, the creation and enjoyment of art, and consciousness.
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Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, Lecture 2, The Neuroscience of Belief
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directed by Jonathan Leven, fl. 2006-2012; produced by Tony Hidenrick, fl. 2012-2014, Teaching Company, in Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, Lecture 2 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 35 mins
Our brains are hardwired to believe in something. What is the neuroscience that drives this desire? What are the reasons behind the specific things you believe in? How can you use this understanding to mitigate the effects of your need to believe on your critical thinking skills? Find out the answers here.
directed by Jonathan Leven, fl. 2006-2012; produced by Tony Hidenrick, fl. 2012-2014, Teaching Company, in Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, Lecture 2 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 35 mins
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Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, Lecture 3, Errors of Perception
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directed by Jonathan Leven, fl. 2006-2012; produced by Tony Hidenrick, fl. 2012-2014, Teaching Company, in Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, Lecture 3 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 33 mins
A solid understanding of metacognition relies on an understanding of the nature of perception. First, examine the nature of how our brains acquire and process information. Then, investigate the ways we can be deceived by what we perceive in phenomena such as attentional blindness, change blindness, and optical ill...
directed by Jonathan Leven, fl. 2006-2012; produced by Tony Hidenrick, fl. 2012-2014, Teaching Company, in Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, Lecture 3 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 33 mins
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Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, Lecture 16, Great Scientific Blunders
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directed by Jonathan Leven, fl. 2006-2012; produced by Tony Hidenrick, fl. 2012-2014, Teaching Company, in Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, Lecture 16 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 31 mins
Learn how important skepticism is as a first response to scientific claims by surveying blunders that resulted from a lack of critical thinking. Among them: the claimed existence of 'n-rays,' cold fusion, Lord Kelvin's calculations for the age of the Earth, and a psychologist drawn into reports by patients convinc...
directed by Jonathan Leven, fl. 2006-2012; produced by Tony Hidenrick, fl. 2012-2014, Teaching Company, in Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, Lecture 16 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 31 mins
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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 1, Solving Psychological Mysteries
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Many of the answers to puzzling aspects of human behavior lie in some of the fundamental characteristics of the human species. In this introductory lecture, focus on three broad themes you'll follow throughout the course: evolution, self-awareness, and culture.
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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 5, Why Do People Need Self-Esteem: Or Do They?
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Does having high self-esteem really result in all of the positive effects that people suggest? In this lecture, dispel popular myths about self-esteem and its role in affecting our behavior. You'll learn about the function of self-esteem, why low self-esteem is related to dysfunctional emotions and behaviors, and...
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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 7, What Makes People Happy?
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produced by Teaching Company, in Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 7 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 30 mins
Unravel the mystery of happiness by looking at what behavioral scientists have recently discovered about this powerful emotion. Among the topics you'll explore: the causes of happiness; happiness's relationship with money and attractiveness; our tendency to adapt to new levels of happiness; and our inability to fo...
produced by Teaching Company, in Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, Lecture 7 (Chantilly, VA: Great Courses, 2012), 30 mins
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