Students learn about the concept of evolutionary mismatch and apply it to various problems of sustainable development.
Evolution, Thinking, Sustainability
A handout about the “Triune Brain” model highlighting different functions of different brain regions
In this lesson students learn about the concept of cognitive biases as well as a number of important cognitive biases that may affect our well-being and social interactions, identify their causes in evolutionary history, their functions, and reflect on how to cope with cognitive biases.
In this lesson students sort their own experience of thinking into fast and slow processes. Based on this, they come to understand that our thinking is shaped through experience such that things we do often and regularly become easier over time.