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Introduction to Psychology II - Lecture 12

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Lecture 12 - Emotions, Part II

Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part II

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.

Prof. Paul Bloom
PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology, Spring 2007
(Yale University: Open Yale)
http://oyc.yale.edu
Date accessed: 2009-01-19
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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