Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101552
About the Course:
Note: M. Stanton Peele has been a voice in the field of alcohol and drug problems for many decades. His viewpoints are thought provoking and sometimes controversial. It is not required that all professionals agree with his perspectives. At a minimum however, the thoughtful professional must consider and address the challenging concepts Peele sets forth in his writings.
Note: We offer a number of courses based on Peele’s writings. If interested, simply enter M. Stanton Peele into the Search bar.
Americans are increasingly likely to attribute their own – and others’ – behavior to innate biological causes. However, the quest for genetic explanations of why we do what we do may more accurately reflect the desire for hard certainties about frightening societal problems than the true complexities of human affairs. This article discusses the revolution in thinking about genes and the consequences for how we view ourselves.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, My Genes Made Me Do It created by Stanton Peele and Richard DeGrandpre in 1995.
Course Material Authors
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about genetic factors in human behavior. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Describe current assumptions about genes and human behavior and how reactions to genetic claims can be influenced by popular culture.
Explain the human genome project, the study of genes for mental illness, and models of how genetic factors may influence behavior.
Report on genetic ties to obesity, the role genetic discoveries have played in finding cures for diseases, and the method of studying behavior genetics.
Discuss the inheritance of homosexuality and everyday psychological traits, discuss possible ramifications of the belief that traits are pre-determined, and discuss models for viewing the relationship between nature and nurture.
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