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PY107 – Brain and Society

Explorations of the individual and society from a brain-based perspective. Humans are relatively large, hairless, social primates with large brains. This course explores how humans fit in the natural world and shape their social environment from a neutral-based perspective. Research from neuroscience, evolutionary, and behavioral biology is examined to provide scientific insight into topics such as social behavior, politics, racism, religion, love, and psychiatric disorders. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement. (Not offered 2017-18).

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