12. Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part II

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110)

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 Yale Online website: online.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

Post time: 12-26-2016