Human Life

Human Life

Big Questions

As we accelerate our ability to hack the laws of natural selection, where is this leading us, and where do we want and/or should go?

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Big Picture

Big Picture / Human Life

Your Turn: How to Be an Adult
by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Stages in the Development of Human Life on Earth

  • Human Evolution
  • Human Heredity

Health & Disease

Human Behavior and Experience

What’s Your Pronoun? Beyond He and She
by Dennis Baron

  • Human Nature & Experience
    • Factors working for/against human behavior and experience
    • Stages in the development of human behavior
      • General aspects
      • Prenatal growth and development
      • Birth
      • Infancy (the first 18 months)
      • Early childhood and childhood (1 to 12 years)
      • ADOLESCENCE (puberty to adulthood)
      • Young adulthood & maturity: Your Turn by Julie Lythcott-Haims
      • Old-age and death
  • Attention, Sensation, Perception
  • Internal states affecting behavior and conscious experience
    • Emotion
    • Transient States:
      • Sleep
      • Dreams
      • Altered states of consciousness:
      • Fatigue
      • Altered body chemistry
  • Capacities and Inclinations
  • Learning and Thinking
    • Diverse theories of human learning
    • Psychomotor learning
    • Perceptual learning
    • Conceptual learning and concept formation
    • Memory
    • Abnormalities of memory
  • Personality and the Self
    • Definitions of personality
    • Measurement of personality
    • Personality functioning and adjustment
    • Mental disorders