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Behavioral Evolution 1

Robert Sapolsky | 1:36:59


Stanford University. 

Often asked question, what's the difference between bio 150? Bio 250? And is it Hum Bio 160? No difference. It's exactly the same. So like the same requirements, same units. So take whichever one makes your life easiest. Let's see any other procedural stuff? Well, the answers are back from Monday's questionnaire, and a variety of interesting answers. 

Not surprisingly, given the size of a group, why have you taken this course really want to know about animal behavior but willing to deal with humans? Because I'm substituting it for bio 43, which I don't want to take. My dad used to make me read books about human behavior and biology is punishment. 

That doesn't make any sense. I know one of the TAs, so I figured that guarantees me in a way. Okay, guys, it's in New York court. One I really liked because I want to be a filmmaker after college. Yay, interdisciplinary. What else? My first grade teacher is making me atomic fat and told me to I'm a hyper oxygenated dill, the taunt? I wanted to somewhat correctly pointing out why have you taken this class? I haven't taken it yet. A number of people reporting that in fact, that was the correct answer. And my favorite Why have you taken this course? Yes. 

Okay, relevant background, relevant background. I'm human. I'm human, and I often behave. I'm human, and I have biology. 19 years of being confused about human behavior. Not really sort of seeing crazy behavior as an RA in an old frosh dorm. And I date a biologist. Let's see there was also the question on there of the thing on the board look more like an A or B. And just to really facilitate that one, I forgot to put the A and the B up. 

But that taps into a cognitive something or other which maybe I'll get back to at some point, telephone numbers reading them off, accuracy dramatically tanked. As soon as the three number four number motiv went down the tubes. And when it came back, briefly, accuracy came back a little bit. Finally, let's see all of you guys conform to a standard frequent gender difference, which is everybody was roughly equally by gender roughly equally likely to see dependent as the opposite of independent a small minority went for into deep interdependence.

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