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Chapter 3

Chapter 3

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Chapter 3: Evolution, Heredity, and Behaviour Psychology is the study of human behaviour A lot of human behaviour can be traced back to issues in context from many years ago and we still carry these issues forward. People behave as they will. Behaviour that result in genetic code being passed on will become more dominant. The more genetic info you pass on the more influence. Ultimate causes- behaviors that carry on from a long time ago women are attracted to big strong men Proximate causes- things that relate more to the immediate environment- women attracted to the money makers, ie) Bill Gates Darwin is noted as the father of evolution but there was a lot of notions in geology and Darwin had this in mind when he came up with his idea of evolution. Survival of the Fittest- those who fit best with their environment are the best to survive. Artificial Selection breeding two thoroughbreds picked to breed together to produce the fastest colt Artificial Selection allowed people to be able to pick certain traits and personality and style. Natural Selection- not a random selection- one animal or person looks for certain traits in its mate. Helps carry on certain traits in a species Began collecting data to support his theory of
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