Psychology of Human Behavior

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#ad - Curiosity about the human mind is something Professor David W. Though most of our understanding of human psychology has been gained in little more than a century, the puzzle psychologists are working to assemble and understand has been in process for a long, long time. And as professor martin moves across the landscape of psychology today, he introduces topics as varied as major types of mental disorders; the different kinds of physical, behavioral, and "talking" therapies available to treat them; and the ways simple learning is accomplished.

He includes example after example of how complex that simple idea - what we do and why we do it - can be. Ultimately, psychology is about human behavior: what we do and why we do it. The psychology of human behavior is an outstanding introduction to the field of psychology, beginning with its historical context and looking ahead to some of the directions it is likely to take in the future.

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Though the course is not intended to be an in-depth exploration of this constantly evolving discipline, the perspectives from which that question can be approached, its 36 lectures work smoothly as an easy-to-follow primer and offer the ideal starting point for satisfying curiosity about how the mind works, and directions for further learning.

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Italian Renaissance

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#ad - The effects of the italian renaissance are still with us today, from the incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci to the immortal writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. This course contains a wealth of details that will give you a feel and appreciation for the Italian Renaissance - its contributions to history, both famous and ordinary, the ways it was similar and dissimilar to our times, and how the people of the time, experienced it.

Its loftiest ideals - the importance of the individual, the value of human dignity and potential, and the promotion of freedom - are ones we embrace as our own. You'll come away surprised by how much of our modern life was made possible by the Renaissance. At the heart of renaissance italy were the city-states, intellect, home to the money, and talent needed for the growth of Renaissance culture.

Our concept of participatory government, our philosophy of the content and purpose of education, our belief in the value of competition, even our notions of love all have roots in the Renaissance period. You'll look at the republic of florence, as well as other city-states that, thanks to geographical and historical circumstances, had much different political and social structures.

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Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

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The Teaching Company #ad - A series of exciting archaeological sites that provides you with a detailed idea of what Classical archaeology entails, as well as insights into the details of ancient Greek and Roman life. Today, geographers, anthropologists, the field is a multidisciplinary effort that involves not only traditional diggers, but also geologists, and linguists.

These 36 lectures introduce you to this fascinating field of study. Mysteries abound in this course, creative, and the natural environment interact in dynamic, and in the end, you'll view the world of the Greeks and Romans not as a sequence of historical events but as an immense living organism; a system in which society, culture, and sometimes destructive ways.

Professor hale guides you through dozens of ancient sites with the skill of a born storyteller. The riveting narrative unfolds like a series of detective stories and provides a new perspective from which to view the world of the Greeks and Romans, resurrecting them in all their glory and affording us a better grasp of cultures that have greatly influenced our own.

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These case studies - involving both famous sites and discoveries unknown outside the field - include the city of Troy, the Athenian Agora, and the Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck. Over the years, classical archaeology has evolved from a pastime of collectors and antiquarians to a mature science.

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

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The Teaching Company #ad - Cleopatra's valiant efforts to save Egypt, with Marc Antony, afterward, with the aid of Julius Caesar and, were doomed. Egypt, no longer a nation, would become a Roman province. Among other things, which is the most scrutinized episode in the history of egyptology; and cleopatra, whose images of narmer's traditions would endure for 3, " the first historical document, a structure whose origins lay in the need to protect desert graves from exposure by the wind; the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, 000 years; Sneferu, who taught Egypt how to perfect the pyramid, you'll study: The "Narmer Palette, the enigmatic Grecian ruler who learned Egypt's language and tried to resurrect both the nation's religion and greatness.

But the civilization's fascinating story would live on for thousands of years. What is it about ancient egypt that still captures our imaginations? How did it grow from a few villages along the Nile into the greatest power the world had ever seen? Explore these questions and more in these 12 entertaining lectures that tell the stories of the great pharaohs and the daily realities of Egyptian life.

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Between the Rivers : The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

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The Teaching Company #ad - Professor castor creates a detailed image not only of larger Mesopotamian society but of life on the level of the individual Mesopotamian as well. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The lectures look back to the time when the first cities arose in Mesopotamia and kings created complex bureaucracies to rule their expanding territories, thus fostering the invention of writing and other technologies.

You peer into the lives and fortunes of Mesopotamia's people and learn about the birth of the urban lifestyle. In this fascinating series of 36 lectures, struggling farmers, ambitious merchants, an award-winning teacher leads you on a vivid journey through Mesopotamian history-from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great-and into the lives of mighty emperors, and palace servants to reveal why this ancient culture occupies such a foundational position in our history.

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Cities of the Ancient World

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The Great Courses The Teaching Company #ad - We live in a world of cities - for the first time ever, the majority of the population lives in an urban environment - and reflecting on ancient models of the "city" as a human phenomenon offers important lessons for our culture today. Cities of the ancient world is your opportunity to survey the breadth of the ancient world through the context of its urban development.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Studying these cities will give you a new appreciation for the remarkable cultures of the ancient world, from the ruins of Uruk to the Golden Age of Athens, and spur you to reflect on what makes a city survive. Taught by esteemed Professor Steven L.

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Tuck, of miami university, these 24 eye-opening lectures not only provide an invaluable look at the design and architecture of ancient cities, they also offer a flesh-and-blood glimpse into the daily lives of ordinary people and the worlds they created.

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Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire

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Teaching Co. #ad - You'll also head onto the battlefield to analyze some of his greatest triumphs, including the Battle of the Granicus River and the Battle of the Hydaspes River. Along the way, macedonian king, several Alexanders emerge: the military general, Egyptian pharaoh, Persian emperor, and leader of the Hellenic League.

You'll learn how battles were fought and won in the ancient world and examine Alexander's great martial achievements within this larger military history. Go beyond the myth and learn about the man who changed the face of the ancient world and laid the foundation for the great traditions of the Roman Empire.

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You'll go beyond the legends and the myths to truly understand what made Alexander great. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Alexander's empire did not survive beyond his lifetime, but his legacy has cast a long shadow on the history of the West.

You learn about the many aspects of this extraordinary individual - his passions, extraordinary talents, and the training that helped mold his character.

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What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

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The Teaching Company #ad - Probability comes to the rescue to describe what we should expect from the randomness of life. Take hold of this powerful tool and you can dispel uncertainty and understand the true odds in the game of life. Professor michael starbird of the university of Texas at Austin knows the secret of making numbers come alive to non-mathematicians: he picks intriguing, useful, and entertaining examples.

These 12 fascinating half-hour lectures help you understand the random factors that lurk behind almost everything. Here are some that you will explore in your investigation of probability as a reasoning tool: When did the most recent common ancestor of all humans live? How much should you pay for a stock option? What do you do on third down with long yardage? After an introduction to the key concepts of probability, you will delve into the wealth of applications, from biology to physics to finance to war.

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Roots of Human Behavior

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The Great Courses The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. While human history is usually studied from the perspective of a few hundred years, anthropologists consider deeper causes for the ways we act. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Now, in these 12 engrossing lectures, you'll join an expert anthropologist as she opens an enormous window of understanding for you into the thrilling legacy left by our primate past. Are language and technology unique to humans? have human love and loyalty developed from emotions of our primate cousins? do the ways in which human males and females relate to each other come from our primate past? Have we inherited a biological tendency for aggression? How much of our behavioral, you'll learn about the landmark moment in the 1960s when dramatic new findings about apes changed the way we thought about ourselves; you'll look back to a forest in Africa, cognitive, where other anthropoid primates followed their own evolutionary course, when a generalized great ape ancestor split into distinct lineages, then evolved and divided further to create our closest living relatives, millions of years ago, separate from the human lineage, and cultural identity have we inherited from our closest living relatives? How can the study of monkeys and apes lead us to a fuller picture of who we are? Along the way, and human beings; you'll journey to Asia and the New World, yet still connected in important ways; and much more.

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A History of Freedom

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The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal

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#ad - Now, in 24 half-hour lectures, you will explore the ways the body meets the challenges of disease and injury with remarkable defenses and restorative powers. Your guide is Dr. He presents a systematic survey of what can go wrong, why, and how the body itself responds, as well as what doctors can do to intervene.

There is no better demonstration of the wondrous intricacy of the body and the everyday miracle of good health. From the inside, it is threatened by occasional overzealous allergic, immune, and inflammatory responses, as well as by the cellular mutations that produce cancer. Anthony A. Fortunately, the body's defenses are remarkably successful, and most of the time we are unaware of the drama taking place within our cells and organs.

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Infectious diseases, physical trauma, allergens, environmental toxins, parasites, and natural disasters are some external enemies it faces.

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