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Psyc 240: Evolutionary Psyc (cont.) Ch. 1, 2(lots of this ch.), 6, 7, 8 – on Feb. 14 test Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Nature: Summary so far o Need to belong/social anxiety (Hogan) o Helping and altruism; inclusive fitness o Universal emotions (Ekman – forensics, uses facial expressions to detect lying) Blind babies still show same facial expression, possibly proving that it is not learned but innate Sex Differences? o Why might we anticipate sex differences? Women and Men face different adaptive problems (women- limited # of eggs, men – tons of sperm, makes sense that women would want a dependable guy to stick around, men have less to invest in reproduction) o Predicted sex differences: Mate preferences Jealousy Desire for sexual variety Aggression; effective polygyny Mating o Attractiveness
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Men Dominance, confidence, aggression, wealth Women Beauty, appearing young and fertile, play hard to get o For men: Short term mate – “whore” is desiriable, long term –
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSYC 240 taught by Professor Heilbron during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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