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Neuroscience Courses
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Sioux Falls Feminists recommend the following courses on the root causes of human behavior. These neuroscience courses have lectures in them that deal with the differences between men and women. They are worth obtaining for that reason alone, but they also include much other valuable information about the root causes of human behavior.

The key courses here for understanding abusive and violent behavior are The Neuroscience of Everyday Life and Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior. These two courses focus on the root causes behind human behavior, one of them being a person's genetics. Gone are the days when psychologists and sociologists could just lay blame on the environment and how you were raised for human behavior. The evidence is overwhelming that 30% to 50% of human behavior is driven by the individual's genetics. What everyone is so worried about is what does this mean for free will? It clearly means that one's free will cannot always be counted on to control your behavior. Your free will is not the only factor in your decision making process such as the "Tabula Rasa" (the blank slate) crowd would like you to believe. Your genetics is actually running a lot of the show.

For instance, the drive to survive and breed is so basic, so overwhelming, that it spurs us on into behaviors that are hard or nearly impossible for us to control. And the nearly impossible to control behavior is often the dominating, controlling, intimidating and manipulative behavior of the domestic abuser. You can't fix this. No amount of sweetness and love on your part will help. The abuser will only see your love as a weakness to be exploited and the more you try to be nice, the more the abuser will try to push you to another level of abuse. Eventually the demands will be so outrageous that they will involve him using violence "to put your mind right" and to teach you a lesson.

You cannot win this battle. All you can do is surrender to a life of misery or get out. To be fixed, the abuser must recognize he has a problem, but that will hardly ever happen. He will blame you, twist your words and your actions around so it is you who are the cause of the problems. Recently an acquaintance of mine went to a counselor with her abuser. In one hour, the abuser had convinced the counselor that my acquaintance was the problem, and the counselor told my acquaintance she should go home and work on her problem. Abusers can be very skilled manipulators. Amazingly, the counselor was a woman who seems to have bought into the "woman is at fault" thing.

These courses will probably help you understand what is going on, but they probably won't help much to fix the abuser. That can probably only be done by a professional counselor or therapist, and only if the abuser themself admits to having a problem. Don't hold your breath. Check out our Where to Get Help page.

The courses are all available from . They can be expensive but they are often on sale for 30% off the regular listed price. The course links in the pages below point to the course location at The Great Courses.

Sioux Falls Feminists recommend the neuroscience courses below as described on the following 9 pages:

Neuroscience Courses
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Feminists