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as of 10/5/2022

MANAGING THE STONE-AGE BRAIN
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: United Kingdom - England - London School of Economics - 'London School of Economics'
UC Course SubjectBusiness Administration
Psychology
Number & Suffix: 143
Full UC Title: MANAGING THE STONE-AGE BRAIN 
Transcript Title: EVOL PSY&HUMN BEHAV 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The course introduces the new science of evolutionary psychology and explores the biological and evolutionary foundations of human behavior. In the first few weeks, the course discusses various critiques of and competing perspectives on evolutionary psychology, especially with regard to the relative importance of biological/evolutionary vs. social/cultural determinants of human behavior and its sex differences. In later weeks, an evolutionary perspective is applied to various topics in management such as organizational behavior, occupational choice, productivity, and status hierarchy. The course provides a necessary corrective to the dominance of economics perspectives in the study of business and management by providing biological and evolutionary perspectives and thereby throwing a new light on the old problems (and finding potential solutions for them) in organizations and organizational behavior. Topics include principles of evolution; principles of evolutionary psychology; sex differences in preferences, values, cognition, emotions, and behavior; physical attractiveness; general intelligence; and evolutionary constraints on human behavior and their relevance to organizational behavior. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: MANAGING THE STONE-AGE BRAIN 
Partner University Department: Management 
Partner University Course Number: MG228