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Lecture 4

PSYC 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Penology, Sociobiology, Neoteny


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 102
Professor
SHARIFF, AZIM
Lecture
4

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SUB HEADING
TERMS
THEORIES
PEOPLE
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GENE SELECTION THEORY
.the level of selection exists in the gene net
the species
Agene will spread ,
if ...
it contributes to the survival of the gene
it has a
negative impact on the individual /group
. The "
Selfishness
"
of agene refers to the selection process to maximize gene fitness
.Genetic Inclusive Fitness IGIF):Success of total equivalent copies passed down
How successful you are as abody
Agood measure of GIF :number of grandchildren it will produce
RECENT HUMAN EVOLUTION
major evolutionary changes in the last 4mi years occur in the brain
sociobiology :evolution selected for social behaviours to maximize fitness
.evolutionary penology .
cognitive module tf
'behaviour
'Esses fitness
EV IRON MENT OF EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTIVENESS (EEA )
.the environment that produced the .selection pressures for an adaptation
eye Adaptation EEA
.Fins (Sharks )Ocean
.Eyes Light
.evolution ???
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