Dr. Grace explains the concept of classical conditioning, giving many helpful and sometimes humorous examples from hypnosis, to Pavlov's dogs, to group behavior, to disciplining children.
by Christopher R Grace
October 18, 2010
Dr. Grace asks and answers the question "why do we sleep?" and explores the various reasons the brain and body need sleep. He explores sleep deficits, dream states, and REM cycles.
October 25, 2010
October 27, 2010
Dr. Grace explains operant conditioning and discusses the experiments and theories of scientists E.L. Thorndike, and B.F. Skinner in relation to animal behavior, shaping, and reinforcement.
from PSYC 200: Introduction to Psychology (Fall 2010)
February 14, 2011
Dr. Grace discusses the importance of the scientific method for doing psychology. He also explores the biological basis for our behaviors, touching on neurons, neural pathways, and reflexive neurons.
from PSYC 200: Introduction to Psychology [Fall 2013]
September 18, 2013
Dr. Chris Grace describes the function of neurons in the human nervous system. He explains how neurotransmitters work and how electrical and chemical impulses are relayed between neurons. Dr. Grace...
September 30, 2013
Dr. Chris Grace discusses early development of the mind in children and adolescents. Two three-year old children join him for some general questions and exercises that demonstrate their still-devel...
December 8, 2010
Dr. Grace dives in to human social behavior, discussing the bystander effect, altruism, and helping behavior. He asks the question "why we act the way we do when other people are present?" and dis...
by Rick Warren
April 30, 2015
Our society is becoming more diverse and yet we are decreasing in our ability to disagree well. We need reform.
from Center for Christian Thought Studio Interviews
by Nicholas Wolterstorff and George Hunsinger
May 17, 2012
Philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff responds to Hunsinger's Golden Rule Theory with a series of objections. He confronts Hunsinger's definition of "human rights" and challenges the variability of Hu...
May 17, 2012
In this full-length discussion between theologian George Hunsinger and philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff, the two talk through Hunsinger's own Golden Rule Theory and speculate as to whether or not ...