Faculty GUR Group: Why Do We Do What We Do? (Part 1 of 2)

Time: 2/24/2010 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: HU 102

Larry Symons, Psychology

There are many answers to the question "why do we do what we do?" This is because what we do is very complicated. This presentation will examine two suggested answers. First, a description of our evolutionary past and how it affects our current behavior will be offered. Implicit in this explanation is the idea that our behavior is not all that much different than the behavior of most animals. Second, the effects of our social environment will be presented. Here, a more human-oriented explanation is provided. The links between these two explanations will also be explored.

Part 1 of a two-part series...

The idea behind the Faculty GUR Group is that faculty–as well as students–need to sustain their general education. With this in mind, the Faculty GUR Group was formed to bring together faculty from different departments across the university in a learning community that will seek to enhance each participant’s general education by relying on each other’s domain of expertise.

For more information please contact: Justina Brown   650-7210