Human Sciences

Comparative Human Science Research

The last decades has seen an immense increase in research around the question "What does it mean to be human?".

At the same time, this question and the biology of human behavior are topics most of interest and of relevance to student lives. They provide a meaningful gate-way to all the rest of biology. Why do we humans behave, feel, think, interact the way we do, how are we all different, how are we all similar? What do we have in common with other forms of life? And why? What do these questions have to do with our future?

We translate key cross-species, cross-developmental and cross-cultural research on human behavior into classroom materials. We also synthesize key lessons and converging insights from this research into the Big Ideas which provide the focus and common thread for classroom content, activities, and discussions.

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