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  • 1. BABOON BEHAVIOR (HUMAN BEHAVIOR) Dr. Robert Sapolsky Prof. of Neurology @ Stanford Behavior is driven by social structures and ecological settings Social affiliation is powerful Creating society with conditions for everyone to flourishRhett Bradbury ///// Directed Research ///// 3rd Presentation ///// “Recent Stuff”
  • 2. CONTEMPORARY COSMOPOLITAN THEORY The ideology that all human ethnic groups belong to a single community based on a shared morality Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah Prof. of Philosophy @ Princeton The obligation I might have to a foreign other does not supersede the obligations I have to those people most familiar to me If we value the familiar more than the foreign, what are the consequences? Estrangement could lead to de- emphasising the familiar in ethics by integrating othernessRhett Bradbury ///// Directed Research ///// 3rd Presentation ///// “Recent Stuff”
  • 3. INCENTIVE BASED CHANGE The environment brings out behaviors Stimuli "attract" a person towards them As opposed to the body seeking to reestablish homeostasis pushing it towards the stimulus Treats motivation and behavior of the individual as they are influenced by beliefs Engaging in activities that are expected to be profitable A reward is presented after the occurrence of an action (i.e. behavior) with the intent to cause the behavior to occur again This repetitive action-reward combination can cause the action to become habit In 1973, Maslow described cognitive reinforcers as being the ‘golden pineapple’Rhett Bradbury ///// Directed Research ///// 3rd Presentation ///// “Recent Stuff”
  • 4. Rhett Bradbury ///// Directed Research ///// 3rd Presentation ///// “Recent Stuff”