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Haubold_EC3 - Max Haubold 713728358 Extra Credit Paper 3 We...

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Max Haubold 713728358 Extra Credit Paper 3 9/17/2009 We have been talking about biology much in class, and its relation to psychology. In continuation, a concept called evolutionary psychology is similar to biology’s version (evolutionary biology). This study tries to explain certain mental adaptations which happen the same way physical ones have, through natural selection. Some of the main hypotheses include adaptations in mental capacity for language retention. Though this may not have always been the case, it seems that now we have an almost inherent ability to pick up and use language. This contrasts with our ability in other areas, such as reading and writing, which do not come as naturally. It is important to note again the similarity between this concept and the biological variation. In both, natural selection is the basis. To review this concept, remember Darwin’s study of the finches. It was proven that over time this set of birds actually changed and evolved based on nature’s changes. In evolutionary psychology, scientists believe that we do this same
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