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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 15 Evolution and Human Behavior Genetic determinism is inconsistent with acquired learning and flawed perception of how natural world works All phenotypic traits (genes + environment); there is no distinction between effects of genes and environment *genetics with environment behaviors are not one way/other Genes are not just phenotypically specific; they result from an environmental interaction at every level Behavioral traits more affected by environment (uniform traits-canalized like finger number); height-plastic Natural Selection can shape developmental patterns so that organisms develop different adaptive behaviors in different environments FALSE-NS cannot create adaptations unless behavioral differences between individuals are caused by genetic differences instead of learning and culture NS makes individuals adaptive UNDERSTANDING HOW WE THINK NS shaped our cognitive abilities in very specific ways and molded the way we think; animals are predisposed to learn some things and not others *our brains may be designed for problem solving-EEA combination of social, technological, and ecological conditions under...
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ANTHRO 200 taught by Professor Gouzoulesandkonner during the Spring '11 term at Emory.
- Spring '11