ch 3 - Elizabeth Hight September 2, 2007 Chapter 3 Learning...

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Elizabeth Hight September 2, 2007 Chapter 3 Learning Goals A. Learning Goal One a. Natural selection is the evolutionary process where members of a species that are the best adapted are the ones to survive and produce. Adaptive behavior is behavior that promotes an organisms survival in the natural habitat. b. Evolutionary psychology states that adaptation, reproduction, and survival of the fittest shape behavior. Buss believes that evolution shapes us as well as our psychology such as fears, aggression, mating behaviors, and our decisions. B. Learning Goal Two a. Genes contain the hereditary code-DNA. Genes direct cells to make proteins, which build cells that direct the body’s processes. b. Genes are made up of chromosomes which are tiny sections of DNA. The chromosomes replicate via mitosis. During mitosis, the chromosomes duplicate and the cell divides. Meiosis, which is a type of cell division that produces gametes (offspring) passes on genes from parent to daughter cell. c.
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSYCH 800 taught by Professor Armentrevieu during the Fall '07 term at The University of Akron.

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ch 3 - Elizabeth Hight September 2, 2007 Chapter 3 Learning...

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