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NOTE All course materials (class lectures and discussions, handouts, examinations, Web materials) All course materials (class lectures and discussions, handouts, examinations, Web materials) and the intellectual content of the course itself are protected by United States Federal and the intellectual content of the course itself are protected by United States Federal Copyright Law, and the California Civil Code. UC Policy 102.23 expressly prohibits students (and all other persons) from recording lectures or discussions and from students (and all other persons) from recording lectures or discussions and from distributing or selling lectures notes and all other course materials without the prior distributing or selling lectures notes and all other course materials without the prior written permission of the Instructor (see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/2710530/PACAOS-100 http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/2710530/PACAOS-100 ). ). Students are permitted to make notes solely for their own private educational use. Students are permitted to make notes solely for their own private educational use. Exceptions to accommodate students with disabilities may be granted with appropriate documentation. To be clear, in this class students are forbidden from completing study documentation. To be clear, in this class students are forbidden from completing study guides and selling them to any person or organization. This text has been approved by UC General Counsel. Evolution and Behavior Evolution and Behavior Sir Charles Darwin 1809-1882 1809-1882 Darwin’s Main Contributions to Psychology Continuity of life forms o Coined the term “tree of life”, were all branches from the same trunk o Same ancestor o Descent with modification Mental evolution o Just as the stomach has evolved to help us digest food the brain has evolved as a problem solver o We can understand the brain of each species to have evolved to be specialized to help animals solve the problems they encounter Sexology o Said sex should be a topic to be discussed in biology; brought it out as a mainstream topic o Identify differences in sexes /identify the reproductive gains Darwin’s Early Training: Earth in Stasis - Episcopalian - The Gloria Patri hymn ?as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be” - ^ grown up to believe that the world is steady and unchanging Voyage Aboard H. M. S. Beagle ( Voyage Aboard H. M. S. Beagle 1831-1836) 1831-1836) Thomas Malthus ( Thomas Malthus ( 1766-1834) Malthus’s Theory of Population Malthus’s Theory of Population Charles Lyell ( Charles Lyell ( 1797-1875) 1797-1875)
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Premises of Natural Selection Because resources are limited, organisms must necessarily Because resources are limited, organisms must necessarily battle for survival. battle for survival. Those organisms that possess favorable characteristics in that Those organisms that possess favorable characteristics in that environment will reproduce more; i.e., they are “fitter.” environment will reproduce more; i.e., they are “fitter.” Because of this differential reproduction, characteristics that
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