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  • Origins of the Human Mind

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw
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    This 24-lecture series is your guide to the latest information and viewpoints on what scientists know about this fascinating subject. Taught by an award-winning teacher whose training as a clinical psychologist straddles both the science of the mind and its impact on individual lives, their comprehensive approach reveals how that science applies to the life of our species - and to your own life as well. The lectures explore theories about how the mind works on both an evolutionary and individual scale.

    Douglas says: "Very enlightening..."
    "Coherent, organized, well-balanced, informative!"
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    Where does Origins of the Human Mind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 5%.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The lecturer truly invests himself in the course and manages to cover an amazing amount of ground. The insights I have gained into the development of personality, the interaction of environmental and genetic influences, diseases of the mind and life stages have profoundly influenced by understanding of the human condition.


    What does Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The lecturer is convincing, yet not overwhelming or opinionated. All of this is conveyed very effectively through intonation, pacing and emotional warmth. The personal story at the end is told with such emotional engagement that the lecturer's voice is still with me as I recall every detail. This biographical detail was truly welcome in an otherwise impersonal corpus.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to this course three times now and still feel that I need to repeat the experience. There is so much to take in and so much to think about.

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