For a greater understanding of what makes us tick, Professor Robert Sapolsky of Stanford university teaches a course called Introduction to behavioral biology. These videos provide biological insight into the behaviors of many species, but the primary focus is on human behavior. It covers the biological underpinnings of such things as why some people snap and do outrageous and destructive things, why we have a range of cooperative and competitive behavioral biases, the impact of family relationships and our developmental environment on behavioral inclinations, gender specific differences, and what we know about the biological and behavioral markers that are thought to contribute to sexual orientation.
Anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the world at large will benefit from watching these.
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