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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 31: Parental Investment, Teratology, Microorganism
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hypothesis We drink alcohol not because it's an adaptation but instead a by product of adaptive fondness of ripe fruit Man the hunter model/hunting hypothesis Transition from foraging to hunting allowed us to further evo...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 33: Reciprocal Altruism, Evolutionary Psychology
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of the family to whom they are not kin. that evolutionary fitness involves perpetuating the genes of those to whom Who are we second most likely to help We are mostly likely to help our children, siblings, parents Why ar...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Ethology, Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning
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related to survival Operant conditioning allows us to learn appropriate reactions to signals. What is evolutionary psychology The discipline that c This natural variability is the building block of natural selection. Som...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 35: Ovulation
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, get LT,manipulation Cons of F ST mating Bad rep, no protection, abuse, no male investment, loss of husbands resources, sibling competition, STDs What contexts do women choose for ST mating Ones where they won't get c...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Response Bias
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flexibility ions The R-S expectancies that can be learned are limited because the motivation that is involved in this type of learning (hunger, thirst, the need to escape painful stimuli) produces innate response bias Ex...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Operant Conditioning
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situations it needs to be in line with these SSDR: freezing, f What is autoshaping When a bird will peck a lighted disk if it lights up prior to the delivery of food. What was demonstrated in the Wilcoxon, Dragoin and Kr...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Testicle
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mination Psychological evidence for M ST mating Desire for variety, minimize post sex commitment, dream more Closing time phenomenon People find the opposite sex more attractive the closer it gets to the end of the nigh...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Helping Behavior, Work Ethic, Operant Conditioning
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tion to learn to fear responses to evolutionary significant stimuli. Evolutionary stimuli easily capture our attention. We can learn to fear these stimuli without conscious awareness of them. What is mate selection typic...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Suicidal Ideation, Zygote, Inclusive Fitness
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, ambition, stability How does a woman's own resources effect her mate search Still wants male with resources, hopefully as much or more than she has Mate copying Men surrounded by women are perceived as more attractive...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Inclusive Fitness, Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning
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in the evolutionary histories of the two species What do animals learn in S-S learning Through classical conditioning animals learn that one kind of event predicts another Explain the concept of inclusive fitness An org...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Umbilical Cord, Genetic Drift, Random Effects Model
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existence through natural selectionb/c they aided in solving problems related to survival or reproduction (umbilical cord) By-Products: characteristics that do not solve adaptive problems but are coupled to adaptations (...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Teleology
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genetic variation What cause genetic variation? Random mutations How are random mutations passed down? If they provide a benefit in survival or reproduction What qualifies as a benefit? Survival or reproductive help ...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Teleology
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the process by which individuals w/i a species gain reproductive advantage Scientific Theory A coherent set of principles that fits well with the accumulated evidence (not a guess) The Theory of Evolution helps explain ...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Umbilical Cord, Genetic Drift, Random Effects Model
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in the african savannah when humans lived in small groups and were nomadic What do we have to think about when we ask if a behavior is adaptive? Was it around during our last EEA? what are some human survival problems? ...

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PSYCH-UA 25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Testicle
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Men in long term relationships M preference effect on F Attack women's appearance, eating disorders, lipstick effect Lipstick effect More effort into beauty in harder times Benefits of M ST mating Lots of children with...

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