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History of Humankind

«A Brief History of Humankind» was a 2013 Coursera Course (MOOC) by Yuval Noah Harari working at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I can warmly recommend these lectures. Especially the last ten.

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.

How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

Here one example of his lessons albeit not one of the last ten lectures: 

"A Brief History of Humankind". Exemple de MOOC a Coursera from rita barrachina on Vimeo.
Weitere Lektionen findet man hier.

Yuval Harari will also publish a book about that topic on September 4th 2014:

Need of Love in Mammals

«Harlow's Monkeys»

Harlow's experiments were controversial; they included rearing infant monkeys in isolation chambers for up to 24 months, from which they emerged severely disturbed.[1]

«Emotional Deprivation in Infancy», Study by Rene A. Spitz 1952 

About the word "Marasmus" see here (German Wikipedia).

«The little Albert Experiment»

Conditioning fear into children. Although other studies imply that the tendency to anxiety disorders and even fear itself can partly also be genetically inherited (The Genetics of Fear: Study Suggests Specific Genetic Variations Contribute to Anxiety Disorders, Fear can be inherited and others…)

«John Upton Discovers The Need of romanian Orphans»

«Rumäniens Strassenkinder – 15 Jahre danach»

I question the overtly positive reporting partially.

«Kindheit in der Hölle» Die Geschichte des 'Wolfskindes' Genie

Gelbwurz: Wundermittel gegen Krebs?