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Unformatted text preview: Psych 1 - Evolution 10/04/2007 03:51:00 Evolution and Behavior Sir Charles Darwin 1809-1882 Darwins Main Contributions to Psychology Continuity of life forms Mental evolution Sexology Voyage Aboard H. M. S. Beagle 1831-1836 Thomas Malthus 1766-1834 Malthuss Theory of Population Charles Lyell 1797-1875 Premises of Natural Selection Because resources are limited, organisms must necessarily battle for survival. Those organisms that possess favorable characteristics in that environment will reproduce more; i.e., they are fitter. Because of this differential reproduction, characteristics that are favorable in that environment will proliferate, whereas those that are unfavorable will decrease....
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2010 for the course PSYC 1 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.
- Fall '09