The Psychology of Human Nature: Altruism, Conformity and Happiness
Catherine Sanderson / Amherst College – $89 for the 3 class series.
Each class will be presented from 11:00am – 12:15pm ET
Saturday, March 20: Part 1
Saturday, March 27: Part 2
Saturday, April 3: Part 3
A link for viewing will be sent to you 1 day before the first class.
This up-to-the-minute course will examine some of the most fascinating
questions about human nature, including; how do social norms guide
virtually all aspects of our lives, from what we wear, to the car we
drive, to how we vote. Why do people in groups tend to behave badly?
Is there wisdom in crowds? Why do people engage in prosocial
behavior, from donating to charity to volunteering to giving blood?
Is altruism rooted in our biology, a desire to feel good about
ourselves, or true concern and compassion for others? How do money,
age, and marriage influence happiness? What are the three components
of well-being? We’ll explore how psychological factors influence
virtually all aspects of our lives, and learn science-based strategies
for finding greater happiness.