This class was tough.
This course explores the relationship between self, culture and society. We will examine and discuss critically the broad array of methods and theories anthropologists use to analyze personality, socialization, mental illnes and cognition in different societies. Our aim is to address questions related to the cultural patterning of personality, the self and emotions and to understand how culture might shape ideas of what a person is. . Topics include attention, memory and forgetting, problem solving, reasoning, and language
We will also seek to understand how cultures define behavior as abnormal, pathological or insane, and how they make sense of trauma and suffering.
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Cognitive neuroscience is a relatively recent discipline that combines cognitive science and cognitive psychology with biology and neuroscience to investigate how the brain enables the myriad of complex functions we know as the mind