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Mind Over Money
Learn the Science
EXPLORE EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Behavioral economists argue that emotions affect our brain and thus impact the decisions we make about money. Help your students discover the connection between our brains and our emotions and behaviors.
Mind Over Money (Video)
Watch Jennifer Lerner, a social psychologist, conduct an experiment to see how sadness affects financial choices. (Chapter 6, approx. 6 min.)


Mirror Neurons (Multimedia)
Learn how a recently discovered system in the brain may help explain why humans can get so worked up watching other people.


A Human Habitat (Interactive)
Explore a virtual world with eight elements that may be critical for aging people to maintain their mental health.


Of Mice and Memory (Lesson)
Make a model of the human brain and use it to map the brain structures that govern different functions and behaviors.

Curriculum Connections
Brain, brain structure, brain function, behavior, mapping, Alzheimer's disease

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: Structure and function in living systems
Standard E: Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: The behavior of organisms
Standard E: Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal and community health



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Everest: Test Your Brain (Interactive/Lesson)
Take the same brain quizzes that researchers used to test the brain function of climbers on Mount Everest.

Curriculum Connections
Brain, brain function, behavioral response, memory, homeostasis, survival

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: Structure and function in living systems, Regulation and behavior

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: Matter, energy, and organization in living systems, The behavior of organisms



   

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