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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Darwin and Design (Fall 2010)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare

Overview

Course Features
  • Video lectures
  • Assignments: written (no examples)
Course Description

Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology.

Syllabus

Lec 1 | MIT 21L.448J Darwin and Design, Fall 2010.
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Taught by

Prof. James Paradis

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