Evolution, Cognition and Society: How Evolution and Cognition Matter in Everyday Life


Using primary literature in evolutionary anthropology and cognitive science to discuss major societal events, behaviors and issues. Topics include sex, prejudice, religion, music, abortion, illness, sexuality, global health, death, politics, economics and drugs. Emphasis on biological and cognitive perspectives to solving today’s biggest personal, local and global problems. Taught at Duke Kunshan University. 3 units.

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