Origins of the Human Mind (Audiobook) By Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw
2010 | 12 hours and 25 mins | ISBN: 1598036386 | MP3 96 kbps | 538 MB
For thousands of years, the human mind has been shrouded in mystery. Elusive in nature, the subject has prompted an intensive study of several puzzling questions:
What exactly are our minds?
What are they made of?
How do they work?
How do they differ from our brains?
How do they develop?
With the latest advancements in both our understanding of the brain and the technology we use to look inside it, scientists have vastly improved their understanding of the human mind. Now, more so than at any other point in human history, we can better explain and describe
how the human mind has evolved, both on the scale of our entire species from the dawn of humanity to the present, and on the individual level from birth to adulthood;
the ways our genes and environments work together to mold the people we become;
the sources, symptoms, and potential treatment methods for debilitating mental disorders such as depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism;
why our intensely social species has the dynamic capability to both ostracize and empathize with the humanity of our fellow individuals; and much more.
Despite its mysterious nature, the human mind and its complexities lie at the heart of who we are as human beings. It shapes our everyday lives and defines our individual personalities. And grasping both the mind’s scientific origins and its biological workings is essential to any well-rounded understanding of possible answers to questions that have fascinated and perplexed humanity throughout history.
Origins of the Human Mind is your authoritative guide to the latest information and viewpoints on what neurobiologists, psychologists, and other scientists know about this fascinating subject. These 24 intriguing and enlightening lectures lay bare the inner workings of our minds—and it’s all brought to you by award-winning Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw, an instructor whose training as a clinical psychologist straddles both the science of the mind and its impact on individual lives. His comprehensive and unbiased approach to this subject reveals how the science of the human mind applies to the life of our species—and to your own life as well.
Course Lecture Titles
30 minutes / lecture
Brains and Minds, Evolution and Development
How the Human Brain Works
Development of the Human Brain
Evolution and the Brain
Psychological Views of the Mind
Instinct, Learning, and Emotion
Microevolution, Culture, and the Brain
Infancy—Temperament and Attachment
Childhood—Stages and Widening Contexts
Adolescence—Rebellion, Identity, and Self
Adulthood—Aging, Horizons, and Wisdom
Influences of Sex and Gender
Parallels between Development and Evolution
Myths and Realities of Heritability
Genes and Environments Together
The Abnormal Mind—What Goes Wrong?
Rationality, Psychosis, and Schizophrenia
Emotion Regulation and Mood Disorders
Attention, Impulse Control, and ADHD
Empathy, Social Connections, and Autism
Evolution and the Paradox of Mental Illness
Roots of Religion, Aggression, and Prejudice
Bringing in Personal Narratives
The Future of the Human Mind