PSYB30H3 Lecture 3: Lecture 3 - Extremely Detailed/ Thorough Note

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3 Mar 2011
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Idea that we differ in our design features (variation in design: we come into our world differently physically and psychologically. Design features are inheritable, some design features are. Design features, to a greater or lesser extent, can influence our. If pressures/environmental challenges remain same over long enough period of time, traits that equip organisms to survive & reproduce best, will become so frequent in the population that trait will become typical amongst the species as a whole. natural selection benefits bestowed on those having them (giraffe neck) Evolution of adaptive characteristics because of the survival: key element is that trait/design feature in question is contributing to survival of organism. Evolution of adaptive characteristics because of the. Intersexual selection if female population of a given species have some consensus of what is desirable of a males, then males with those attributes in question will be chosen more often to mate,

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