Yale University: PSYC 110 – Lecture 12

Lecture 12: Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part II

Professor Bloom continues the discussion of emotions as useful evolutionary adaptations for dealing with our social environment. In particular, this lecture describes evolutionary explanations for several important emotional responses, such as the love between parents and their offspring, the gratitude we feel towards cooperative behaviors, the spite we feel for cheaters, and the cultural differences in feelings of revenge.

Chapter 1. Emotional Responses to Caregivers and Kin
Chapter 2. Question and Answer on Emotions Towards Kin
Chapter 3. Evolutionary Explanations for Emotional Responses
Chapter 4. Cooperative Behavior and The Prisoner’s Dilemma
Chapter 5. The Ultimatum Game, Rationally and Irrationality
Chapter 6. Cultures of Honor