lecture30 - BioNB 2210: Lecture 30 Nov. 4, 2011 Lecture 30:...

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BioNB 2210: Lecture 30 Nov. 4, 2011 Lecture 30: Human Conflict Pat Barclay Learning Objectives: 1) To learn how evolution helps us predict and explain human behavior… but does NOT justify it (“naturalistic fallacy”) 2) To understand how sexual selection – and in particular variance in reproductive success – can result in dangerous & sometimes violent risk-taking 3) To understand how conflicts of interest within relationships can result in violence within those relationships A. The Logic of Conflict 1. Conflict often represents a struggle for resources (loosely defined, including tangible and intangible resources) 2. Conflict and aggression are risky ways of obtaining resources 3. Conflict is expected among those with the least to lose and the most to gain 4. Violence can also function as a way of coercing behavior or deterring aggression 5. This can explain the existence of violence, but cannot be used to justify violence because doing so commits the “naturalistic fallacy” by equating “is” with “ought”
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