One of the broad themes of the Soul Beliefs course has been the â€œHuman Sparkâ€â€” the traits that set humans apart from other species. The fairly long list of traits that set us apart includes emotional complexity, â€œnextingâ€, self-awareness, language, mirror neurons, etc.
Several different lectures and the associated readings have dealt with the evolution of the human spark. Analyze the â€œhuman sparkâ€ and indicate at least 4 adaptations that may have contributed to our psychological survival. Be sure to include (a) the way these traits have emerged and (b) the adaptive significance of these traits in promoting the survival of our ancestors.
In a 3-page double-spaced paper, write a well-documented (cite readings and lectures) essay that demonstrates in-depth knowledge that you have gained from the course. Develop this theme in a logical and cohesive essay with your conclusions indicated at the end of the essay. List the citations of the lectures and readings that you used in crafting your essay.
Be sure to include information from the following lectures: the brain and our emotional future, thinking and feeling, evolution of the brain, evolutionary psychology, and the human spark.
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____ 25 pts in-depth analysis of the topic with course information
____ 15 pts Logical & cohesive essay with proper grammar and spelling
____ 5 pts in-text-citations with lecture/reading name and reference page
____ 5 pts Address all of the lecture material indicated in the prompt
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