Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences - Unit 2: Belief Systems
date_range Débute le 27 mars 2017
event_note Se termine le 12 juin 2017
list 11 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
label Art et Design
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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timer 33 heures de cours

En résumé

Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be answered by science, what we can study are the causes and consequences of various beliefs about the soul and its prospects of surviving the death of the body. Why are soul and afterlife beliefs so common in human history? Are there adaptive advantages to assuming souls exist? Are there brain structures that have been shaped by environmental pressures that provide the foundation of body/mind dualism that is such a prominent feature of many religions? How do these beliefs shape the worldviews of different cultures and our collective lives? What is the role of competing afterlife beliefs in religion, science, politics, and war? This course explores several facets of this relatively unexplored but profoundly important aspect of human thought and behavior. The course consists mainly of 70 to 80 minute lectures, typically broken up into 3 segments, recorded from a course offered by Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences. These videos include slides and some embedded video clips. Most lectures are accompanied by slides used during the lecture, also including recommended reading assignment which may provide additional opportunities to reflect on your studies. Due to the lengthiness of this class and natural progression, the online course has been separated into 3 units, this is Unit 2.

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Le programme

  • Week 1 - Introduction to Unit 2
     
  • Week 2 - Thinking and Feeling
     
  • Week 3 - Terror Management
     
  • Week 4 - Internalized Beliefs I
     
  • Week 5 - Internalized Beliefs II: The Evolution of Senses of Self in Childhood
     
  • Week 6 - After-Life, Out of Body, and Disembodied: What's the Evidence I
     
  • Week 7 - After-Life, Out of Body, and Disembodied: What's the Evidence? II
     
  • Week 8 - Biological Perspectives on Beliefs
     
  • Week 9 - The Brain and Our Emotional Future
     
  • Week 10 - The Biology of Thou Shalt Not
     
  • Week 11 - The Undesired Self
     
  • Week 11 - General Course Pages
     
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Les intervenants

  • Prof. Daniel M. Ogilvie, Professor of Psychology
    Psychology
  • Prof. Leonard W. Hamilton, Professor of Psychology
    Department of Psychology
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La plateforme

Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formation en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.

Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.

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