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Nature, nurture, and evolution:

A discussion of the significance of genetics and evolution for understanding human behavior

Senior Seminar in Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, Spring, 2002

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For a variety of reasons, both academic and non-academic, increasing attention is being paid to the role that genetic influences and evolutionary history play in human behavior. This course will involve reading and discussion of relevant materials, and written reflections on them posted in an on-line forum where there can contribute to the the ongoing and important broader national and international discussion of scientific explorations in this area.

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Session 1: Motivations

Session 2: Paradigmatic Cases and Methodological Considerations Session 3: The Genetics of "Intelligence" Session 4: The Genetics of "Psychopathology" and "Personality" Session 5: The Genetics of Sex, Gender, and Mate Preference




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