Chapter 14

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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOC54H3
Professor
Maydianne Andrade
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 14Evolutionary psychology is to discover the design of the human mindoEvolutionary biology meets psychologySpecies typical aversion motives emotions and cognition have been shaped by natural selection to favour social action promiting the proliferatin of genesSociobiology controversyoHumans dont do things because we raise inclusive fitnessWe dont need to be awareproximate and ulatimate causesoNot all behaviour is biologically adaptiveNot every trait has to be adaptivemaladaptiveoEvolutionary approaches are just politically reactionary doctrine that support social injustice and inequalityThey explain why it exists not to justify whyWhat is natural to conflict resolutionsexoMouth to mouth contactThe brain is a physical system and functions as a computeroSensory inputcomputationbehaviour outputPhysical and social environmentinternal conditionsOur neural circuits are designed by natural selection to solve problemsDifferent neural circruits are specialized for differ
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