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Psychology 2221B chap 2

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Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 2221B
Professor
Derek Quinlan
Semester
Spring

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Chapter 2: Evolutions, Genetics, and Experience Cartesian dualism: the idea that the human brain and mind are separate entities Ethology: study of animal behaviour in the wild (instinctive behaviours: instinct) Asomatognosia: a deficiency of awareness of parts of one's own body Evolve: undergo gradual orderly change Natural selection: most fit species survive Vertebrates - amphibians - reptiles - mammals - humans Important: brain stem and cerebrum evolution considered separately • Increase of the number of convolutions (folds on the cerebral surface) increases the volume of the cerebral cortex Polygyny: multiple female mates Monogamy: one male and one female mate Polyandry: multiple male mates Ontogeny: development of individuals over their lifespan Phylogeny: evolutionary development of species through the ages S
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