Class Notes (837,538)
Canada (510,303)
Psychology (397)
PSYO 3280 (63)
Lecture 13

Lecture 13 Oct. 10.docx

2 Pages
121 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSYO 3280
Professor
Dr.Simon Sherry
Semester
Fall

Description
Wednesday, Oct 10 2012 PSYO 3280 Personality Psychology Principle 1 Evolution and Human Nature → Human nature = adaptation for survival and reproduction - Our main evolutionary purpose in life is adaptation → All humans are products of evolution (we are like all others) - We are results of evolutionary processes that occurred over time → Natural Selection: Characteristics that increase survival (adaptation) and reproductive success in environment have advantage - Introduced by Darwin - Nature/evolution selects characteristics/genetic mutations over time that increases your chance of evolutionary survival and reproductive success → Genetic Transmission: Replication and mutations → People engage in behaviours that replicate genes. Selfish gene (Dawkins) → “Genes ‘try’ to spread themselves by wiring animals’ brains so that animals love their kin and try to keep them warm, fed, and safe” (Pinkser, 1997) → Can protect self and kin - Will protect those related to you  Because some of your genes are carried in family members, in a way, your genes will be passed on by your kin → Inclusive Fitness: Maximize replication of genes that designed organism - A measure of your ability to reproduce your genetic material through yourself or relatives → Social life helped humans survive and reproduce - Cooperation, care, attachment, friendsh
More Less

Related notes for PSYO 3280

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit