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Short Answer #1 List the four key questions from the ethology movement (the four “whys” of behavior). We covered this in class and you will find it on page 11 of the Buss textbook . 1. What are the immediate influences on behavior? 2. What are the developmental influences on behavior? 3. What is the function of the behavior? 4. What are the evolutionary/phylogenetic origins of behavior? Short Answer #2 One of the commonly asked questions about evolutionary psychology is “what is the practical value of the field?” I provided several such examples in class. Provide one of those examples here and discuss in detail how it is evidence for evolutionary psychology having practical (applied) value. We covered this in class and you will find it in the article on TRACS.
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Use in clinical psychology a. Steven Illardi’s therapy for treating depression using knowledge of the environment of our ancestors (sunlight exposure, eating fatty acids, exercise, group interaction, etc) b. Work on what the functions of disorders may be – anxiety prevents us from being in potentially life threatening situations, depression may keep us repeating behaviors that are harmful for us, etc. 2. Use in law The definition of “reasonable person” for use in sexual harassment and stalking cases has been changed as a result of findings from evolutionary psychology 3. Marketing/Business Marketers use findings from evolutionary psychology to better market and sell their products...
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