CH1 KEY TERMS AND SUMMARY

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Winter

Description
PSY100 Chapter 1 Introduction to Psychological Science Key Terms psychological science The study of mind, brain, and behaviour. evolutionary theory In psychological science, a theory that emphasizes the inherited, adaptive value of behaviour and mental activity throughout the entire history of a species natural selection Darwins theory that those who inherit characteristics that help them adapt to their particular environmet have a selective advantage over those who do not. adaptations In evolutionary theory, the physical characteristics, skills, or abilities that increase the chances of reproduction of survival and are therefore likely tobe passed along the future generations. culture The beliefs, values, rules, and customs that exist within a group of people who share a common language and environment and that are transmitted through learning from one generation to the next. nature-nurture debate The arguments concerning whether psychological characteristics are biologically innate or acquired through education, exper
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