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Lecture 15

Lecture 15 Evolutionary Psychology

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 101
Professor
Martha Savage
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 15 Evolutionary Psychology Section11.4 - 11.6 p132 11.4 Evolutionary Psychology: Understanding Human Nature Evolutionary psychologists --> Darwin's principle of natural selection 1) Compete for survival 2) Biological and behavioral variations increase reproductive and survival chances 3) Offspring that survive are more likely to pass their genes to next generation 4) Thus, over time, population characteristics may change fitness - our ability to survive and reproduce 11.5 How might an evolutionary psychologist explain gender differences in mating preferences? - male and female mostly face similar challenges throughout history - however, we differ most obviously in behaviours when it comes to reproduction - males are more likely than females to initiate sexual activity - more often, men attribute a woman's friendliness to sexual interest - in the past, men
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