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Unformatted text preview: • Adaptations o Advantageous physical and physiological traits that are inherited o Peter and Rosemary Grant Galapagos Finches • Mutations o Random gene copying errors that can spark evolution by natural selection • Evolutionary psychology o A subfield that uses the principles of evolution to understand human social behavior • Inclusive fitness o The notion that an organism’s genes are preserved not only through its own offspring but also through the offspring of genetic relatives o William Hamilton, 1964 • Kinship selection theory o The tendency for organisms to preferentially help others according to their genetic relatedness • Reciprocal altruism o The tendency for organisms to help members of other species, who may later return the favor o Robert Trivers, 1971...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Brill during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '07