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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Origins of the Human Mind for explaining
how the human mind arises from the human brain.

Origins of the Human Mind
Lectures by Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw

Origins of the Human Mind (2010)
24 lectures, 12 hours
Origins of the Human Mind at TheGreatCourses.com

For thousands of years, the human mind has been shrouded in mystery. Elusive in nature, the subject has prompted an intensive study of several puzzling questions about what the mind is, what it's made of, how it works, and how it differs from our brains. With the latest advancements in both our understanding of the brain and the technology we use to look inside it, scientists have vastly improved their understanding of the human mind. Now, more so than at any other point in human history, we can better explain and describe

  • how the human mind has evolved, both on the scale of our entire species from the dawn of humanity to the present, and on the individual level from birth to adulthood;
  • the ways our genes and environments work together to mold the people we become;
  • the sources, symptoms, and potential treatment methods for debilitating mental disorders such as depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism;
  • why our intensely social species has the dynamic capability to both ostracize and empathize with the humanity of our fellow individuals; and much more.

Despite its mysterious nature, the human mind and its complexities lie at the heart of who we are as human beings. It shapes our everyday lives and defines our individual personalities. And grasping both the mind's scientific origins and its biological workings is essential to any well-rounded understanding of possible answers to questions that have fascinated and perplexed humanity throughout history.

Origins of the Human Mind is your authoritative guide to the latest information and viewpoints on what neurobiologists, psychologists, and other scientists know about this fascinating subject. These 24 intriguing and enlightening lectures lay bare the inner workings of our minds - and it's all brought to you by award-winning Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw, an instructor whose training as a clinical psychologist straddles both the science of the mind and its impact on individual lives. His comprehensive and unbiased approach to this subject reveals how the science of the human mind applies to the life of our species - and to your own life as well.

Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw is Professor and Chair of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude and earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is editor of Psychological Bulletin, the most cited journal in Psychology. Concentrating in developmental psychopathology, he has authored more than 200 articles, chapters, and reviews, plus 7 books. He received the 2001 UC Berkeley Division of Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award.

24 Lectures - 30 minutes each

1: Brains and Minds, Evolution and Development 13: Parallels between Development and Evolution
2: How the Human Brain Works 14: Myths and Realities of Heritability
3: Development of the Human Brain 15: Genes and Environments Together
4: Evolution and the Brain 16: The Abnormal Mind - What Goes Wrong?
5: Psychological Views of the Mind 17: Rationality, Psychosis, and Schizophrenia
6: Instinct, Learning, and Emotion 18: Emotion Regulation and Mood Disorders
7: Microevolution, Culture, and the Brain 19: Attention, Impulse Control, and ADHD
8: Infancy - Temperament and Attachment 20: Empathy, Social Connections, and Autismons
9: Childhood - Stages and Widening Contexts 21: Evolution and the Paradox of Mental Illness
10: Adolescence - Rebellion, Identity, and Self 22: Roots of Religion, Aggression, and Prejudice
11: Adulthood - Aging, Horizons, and Wisdom 23: Bringing in Personal Narratives
12: Influences of Sex and Gender 24: The Future of the Human Mind


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Origins of the Human Mind
Lectures by Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Origins of the Human Mind for explaining
how the human mind arises from the human brain.