Darwin and Design

Charles Darwin.

Charles Darwin. (Image courtesy of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.)


MIT Course Number

21L.448J / 21W.739J

As Taught In

Fall 2010



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Course Description

Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology.

Paradis, James. 21L.448J Darwin and Design, Fall 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-448j-darwin-and-design-fall-2010 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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