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Lecture 3

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB30H3
Professor
Marc A Fournier
Semester
Winter

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PSYB30 Lecture 3 Chapter 2 Evolutionary Process: 3 Basic Elements Variation Idea that we differ in our design features (variation in design) We come into our world differently physically and psychologically Inheritance Design features are inheritable, some design features are inheritable Selection Design features, to a greater or lesser extent, can influence our abilities to survive & reproduce If design feature is heritable & contributes to survival & reproductive success, trait will appear in increasing frequency across generations Traits that are inheritable & positively impact survival & reproduction, get passed on at greater rates, than alternative design features, and propagate amongst the species If pressuresenvironmental challenges remain same over long enough period of time, traits that equip organisms to survive & reproduce best, will become so f
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