GB 2 (FESSLER, CURTIS ET AL, DAVEY 1998 BLACKBOARD AND RONIZ BLACK BOARD)

GB 2 (FESSLER, CURTIS ET AL, DAVEY 1998 BLACKBOARD AND RONIZ BLACK BOARD)

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GB 2 Examine one evolutionary explanation of behaviour Evolution – a gradual change over time in inherited traits in a gene pool Charles Darwin is the father of evolution, initial theorist of evolution Suggested natural selection – gradual process which nature selects the form of best fit to survive to reproduce in the environment and pass on their surviving genes Evolutionary psychology – aims to explain all behaviour with evolutionary evidence, based off BLOA principles of predisposition for certain behaviours is inherited, individuals’ genetically based behaviours are passed on and unsuccessful behaviours are lost over time Therefore we have adaptive behaviours that help us survive in the environment today If certain behaviours are inherited and passed on, it can be said that behaviours today have an evolutionary explanation, a behaviour that helped in the past for human survival and reproduction Used to explain attitudes such as disgust Supporting studies of disgust, Fessler (2006), Curtis et al (2004), Rozin et al (1999) and Davey et al (1998) Fessler (2006)
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