Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Lewis Goldberg, Parental Investment, Big Five Personality Traits

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Charles darwin and the voyage of the beagle. Some believed that species didn"t change, they were just knocked off by god (catastrophic events) - Adaptations - species have traits that seem to have special functions. Presented his explanation in 1859 in his book, on the origin of species by means of natural. Natural selection is the mechanism for descent with modification. Is a change over time in the frequency with which particular genes - and the characteristics they produce - occur within a population. Characteristics that increase the likelihood of survival and ability to reproduce within a particular environment will be more likely to be preserved in the population. Darwin knew that there was an overproduction problem . More individuals are born than survive to reproduce. He inferred that: competition among individuals in a population; online some offspring survive to reproduce. The products of natural selection are called adaptations.

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