Sociobiology - hive. Altruism-Why sacrifice life for...

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Sociobiology - Field combines sociology and biology - The parent of evolutionary biology - Study of determinate behavior - Parent of evolutionary psychology - EO Wilson published sociobiology and his area of expertise was social behavior of insects, he believed they were genetically determined. - Conclusion – root of behavior is genes. Morality of the genes - The gene always wants to survive - Genes determined behavior to ensure survival - Genes behave survive - Goal of life to continue the gene consequently - Opposite – humans exist to carry on their genes not to bear new babies - Describes the physical abuse on children is higher among stepfathers. Infertility/Neutrality of insects - Kin selection, sacrificial behavior to make the hive survive as a whole Reminder – Sociology of life is that it perpetuate genes of life Fitness of Survival of Individuals and Reproduction - Gene pool –insects are neutral. Why? They serve as soldiers and defend the hive even though it seems contradictory, soldiers ensure the continuing of
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Unformatted text preview: hive. Altruism-Why sacrifice life for someone? Kin selection. If sacrifice for family, continues tendency for altruistic behavior.-Men are driven to spreading their seed across the world, women need to pick the right guy to get the right seed and provide responsibility for family.-Casual Sex men tend to say yes (75%) and women say no almost always (0%) Evolutionary Psychology-Strike a balance between nurture and nature.-Most psychologists believe 85% is of nurture though Touch-Enriched environments increase brain physical development by growth hormone, stimulates thicker cortex, more dendrites, more neurotransmitters.-Touching increases the ability to cope with stress and lowers the chance of diseases of aging Glucocortidsolds-If stress maintains, the cholesterol? attacks hippocampus-In rats, the not stimulated dont turn of stress mode, diminished hippocampus-People touched still learn when old-...
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