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Lec 12 - Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part II

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110) Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part II Professor Bloom continues the discussion of emotions as useful evolutionary adaptations for dealing with our social environment. In particular, this lecture describes evolutionary explanations for several important emotional responses, such as the love between parents and their offspring, the gratitude we feel towards cooperative behaviors, the spite we feel for cheaters, and the cultural differences in feelings of revenge. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Emotional Responses to Caregivers and Kin 15:44 - Chapter 2. Question and Answer on Emotions Towards Kin 18:14 - Chapter 3. Evolutionary Explanations for Emotional Responses 25:20 - Chapter 4. Cooperative Behavior and The Prisoner's Dilemma 40:43 - Chapter 5. The Ultimatum Game, Rationally and Irrationality 49:20 - Chapter 6. Cultures of Honor Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

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