Lecture 4 notes
-Children neglected of human society
grown in nature
depending on when they are found- they may or may not be able to
develop language and writing skills
How do we become human?
Being “Humans” in social sets is a potential
Socialization and education = are human potentials that needs to be
Socialization: the process of learning culture and becoming aware of
yourself as you interact with others.
Biological processes enables us to have certain behaviours (social) and
characteristics (animals are not able to do what we can) – human
Men have more sexual partners due to biological functions?
Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory
1. The characteristics of members of each species vary widely
2. Species members with more adaptive characteristics are more likely
to survive until reproduction
Therefore, the species characteristics that endure are those that
increase the survival chances of the species.
The survival of members in species depends on their ability to BEST
adapt to their environment. “The survival of the Fittest”
Survival = more reproduction
Women’s desire for one mate “monogamy” - want a faithful mate to
protect her- in order to maximize reproduction
Men’s desire for many mates Men want to go around and pass on their
genes (many women)
There is a small difference in the number of sex partners men and
women have. Gender Socialization:
Men being “studs” is alright
Women being “sluts” is not okay
Sex causes no problems for men but for women, the risk of pregnancy
Hunger-> Culture-> Eating
Eating is an instinct since we want food when we are hungry . But due