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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA01H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Fall

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Psychology- The study of Behavior Chapter 3- Evolution Evolutionary Theory • Today, Darwin’s concept of Biological evolution is defined as the changes that take place in the genetic and physical characteristics of a population or group of organisms • To link psychology with genetics, many behavioral differences correspond to genetic and other biological differences • Adaptive significance is the behaviors effectiveness in aiding the organism to changing environmental conditions • Novelty seeking is defined as the tendency to engage in behavior that lead to new ex- periences (high scores are excitatory while low scores are found to be slow tempered) • In order for us to understand novelty seeking we must understand the past and the present conditions • The ultimate cause of behavior is events and conditions that over generations have slowly
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