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Evolutionary Psychology II by Allen D. MacNeill

Evolutionary Psychology II

The Science of Human Nature

by Allen D. MacNeill

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In the first course in this lecture series, Professor Allen MacNeill delved into the exciting new field of evolutionary psychology, the scientific study of how human nature has evolved. In part two, the esteemed professor continues to investigate why humans do the things they do. Questions raised and answered in this course include the following: Why are some people born leaders? Why is warfare so common? And why are so many people deeply religious?

Lecture 1 Dominance and Territoriality

Lecture 2 Primate Politics

Lecture 3 Adaptive Conflict

Lecture 4 The Natural History of Rape

Lecture 5 Guns, Germs, and Steel

Lecture 6 The Neurobiology of Religion

Lecture 7 Religion as Side Effect

Lecture 8 Religion as Social Cement

Lecture 9 Religion and War: A Coevolutionary Arms Race

Lecture 10 Adaptive Pathologies

Lecture 11 My Brain Made Me Do It

Lecture 12 Evolutionary Aesthetics

Lecture 13 Free Will, Intelligent Design and Other Boojums

Lecture 14 Chance, Necessity and Freedom

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