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Nature & Nurture Chapter 4
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Chapter 4 Outline Basic Concepts of Evolution Evolutionary Psychology, Sexuality, & Mate Selection Nature vs. Nurture Gender Differences
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Evolution: Brief History Zoologist, botanist Sailed on the HMS Beagle Wrote: The Origin of Species Evolution by natural selection Charles Darwin (1809 – 1892)
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Evolution Variation Differences between organisms Occurs naturally, through mutation Mutation Random error in gene replication
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Evolution Natural Selection Some variations are more helpful These are more likely to be passed on
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Evolutionary Psychology Studies how the natural selection of traits promotes passing on of one’s genes.
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Evolutionary Model of Sexual Motivation Gender differ in mate selection strategies Mate selection strategies are important motivation for behavior
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Sexuality Study Clark & Hatfield (’70s & ’80s) Had experimenter ask students Will you go out on a date with me?
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