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Genes%20%26%20Environment%20-%20Chapt%205 - Genes Culture...

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Genes, Culture, and Gender Human Nature and Cultural Diversity Culture and the Self Culture and Reasoning Culture and Emotion Language Gender
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How should we study humans? What do you think? A. Most humans around the world are essentially the same. We should study what makes us similar and find patterns in behavior. B. For the most part, humans are very different from one another. We should focus on what makes us diverse and find variations in behavior.
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How Are We Influenced by Human Nature and Cultural Diversity? Evolutionary perspective emphasizes human kinship Cultural perspective emphasizes human diversity “…a cerebral hard drive that receives the culture’s software.”
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One Human Race! More alike than different Genetics - chimps are more genetically diverse than humans! All have common ancestors Universal behaviors Facial expressions, use of language, social interaction, Dance, music, rituals/ceremonies, religion, violence…
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Genes, Evolution, and Behavior Natural selection Heritable traits that best enable organisms to survive and reproduce in particular environments are passed on Evolutionary psychology Use principles of natural selection to study evolution of cognition and behavior Highlight universal characteristics that evolve through natural selection
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Darwin (1859) Organisms have offspring Offspring compete for survival Some offspring have increased chance of survival Surviving offspring live to reproduce Genetic characteristics are passes along
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Natural Selection Peppered moths of England Coal-burning factories covered trees with soot Pre-Industrialization Post-Industrialization
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Evolutionary Psychology Psychological traits are passed on to new
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course SOP 3004 taught by Professor Dr.pamelad.hall during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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