Lecture 12 haselton Sexual Selection

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Lecture 12 haselton Sexual Selection 02/11/2010 14:51:00 General hypothesis- like the body the mind contains specialized adaptations Adaptations are often called module or psychological mechanisms.  Mechanisms can be distributed. Organs in the brain, which are designed by  selection to solve recurrent problems: Finding food finding mate raising children friendship, cooperative network so you can thrive in challenges often, perhaps always, responsive to environment just because these  mechanisms have been forged through years doesn’t mean you can tune them. SSSM say that the mind is a blank slate, when your born everything is  learned through experience.  biology is irrelevant  SSSM is often implicit: using “in our society” to explain straw man easy to knock down is the default adaptation in the gizmos or primarily from experience what is evolutionary psychology? laughter  deception romantic love gossip social attraction  Key pieces of evidence universal human nature o evidence that humans around the globe have a lot in common such as  sense of humor, differential acts of kindness, patterns of romantic love observing modern behaviors that seem to be better suited for ancestral  environment.  o  Fears and phobias such as the hazards in the modern world,  example of fear of fast cars scary dreams of scary animals
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o were our fears are focused  o desire for most delicious source, where as that isn’t the best thing for  us to eat.  Sexual preferences and behaviors that are well suited for reproduction
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