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Human Behavioral Biology

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Lecture Collection from Stanford: Human Behavioral Biology. (March 29, 2010) Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky gave the opening lecture of the course entitled Human Behavioral Biology and explains the basic premise of the course and how he aims to avoid categorical thinking.

How many of you think there is a genetic influence on sexual orientation? How many of you think prenatal events influence your political opinion 30 years later?

Is there a valid way with biology to understand who is religious and who isn't? Does it explain people's beliefs in God, Souls, Evil, Free Will and Evolution? Get answers to these questions and more on this lecture collection from Stanford University on Human Behavioural Biology.


1. Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology.
2. Behavioral Evolution.
3. Behavioral Evolution II.
4. Molecular Genetics I.
5. Molecular Genetics II.
6. Behavioral Genetics I.
7. Behavioral Genetics II.
8. Recognizing Relatives.
9. Ethology.
10. Introduction to Neuroscience I.
11. Introduction to Neuroscience II.
12. Endocrinology.
13. Advanced Neurology and Endocrinology.
14. Limbic System.
15. Human Sexual Behavior I.
16. Human Sexual Behavior II.
17. Human Sexual Behavior III & Aggression I.
18. Aggression II.
19. Aggression III.
20. Aggression IV.
21. Chaos and Reductionism.
22. Emergence and Complexity.
23. Language.
24. Schizophrenia.
25. Individual Differences.

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    Dr. Pardeep Rajpoot
    The present offering is at once audacious and provocative: Having raised the question about the abysmal status of psychology, the author feels compelled to take on the challenge of rewriting an academic discipline. The reader is invited to consider new visions for psychology�s future development, both scientific and practical. Fresh materials or distinctive features seldom found elsewhere are presented: the author�s �secret thoughts� and self-revelations; a discussion on the birth of evil and reinterpretation of the fall of humankind. All these expand the traditional boundaries of psychology and bring it closer to be a science relevant to the human condition.
  • Tamanna Boruah
    This course helped me a lot. THANK YOU SO MUCH Stanford University and YouTube for giving me this platform of learning.
    Psychological learning about human behavior as per situation.

    Survival instincts show your behavior in the situation.

    Evolution and revolution are related here.
  • Mahlatse Moitoi
    I am willing to enroll and grab this opportunity so that i can be educated.i am willing to engage myself with with this course for me to be guided

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