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Is human social behavior a phenotype? Competitiveness/striving for status; people are very status conscious usually; is this biologically based? If it is, it is an evolved behavior. Aggression Mating strategies Homosexuality; current controversial issue Are these under genetic influences? Natural selection operate on behavior if it has genetic basis If animal is really aggressive compared to other males, we can say that behavior is evolved if it’s a genetic influence; biology and culture influences Evolutionary Psychology “The Adapted Mind”: Natural and sexual selection operate not on behavior, but on the psychological mechanisms that cause the Behavior. The mechanisms, or cognitive domains (not a physical thing/ conceptual model of how mind works), are modules within the mind that have been selected over many eons to enhance survival and reproduction. Mind also a product of natural selection Psychologist usually don’t think about the mind in evolutionary terms; doctors usually
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