Lecture 5 - 18.01.11

Lecture 5 - 18.01.11 - 18th January 2011 Psych 178 Lectu re...

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18 th January 2011 Psych 178 – Lecture 5 The Person as a Machine – mechanical/physical sciences. Sociobiology – Personal Experience The theory is much better at the subhuman level because there are many phenomena which are contrary to the sexual survival theory: homosexuality, suicide, declining birth rates… The deceit for men is that they are more caring than they actually are and women’s deceit is that “sexual favours will come later” One girl’s parents found out her brother was homosexual and started giving her all the resources so that she can have children and pass on the genes. o Why homosexuality has survived has been theorized to be due to the fact that the gene for homosexuality is connected to a gene that provides protection against some illness – like sickle cell anemia. Grandparents are more likely to try to have more children if they have a lot of daughters. Hugh Hefner marrying the 24 year old – makes sense socioblologically because he is a wealthy high status male. Ultimate determinant of behaviour – genetic survival (distal)
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Lecture 5 - 18.01.11 - 18th January 2011 Psych 178 Lectu re...

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