Premise - Premise Darwin(1859) naturalcontigencies. moret

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Premise:  Descriptive unit of analysis:  Explanatory framework:  Darwin (1859) suggested that the diversity of life forms could be accounted  for by genetic variation and differential reproductive success caused by  natural contigencies. If a more extreme aspect of some trait reproduces  more than alternative forms, then the better reproducing form will come to  predominate even to the extent of creating a new species. Alternatively  stated, given variation in functional relationships involving some behavior  to the environment, if more and more extreme versions of one of those  variants provides relative reproductive success, then the eventual result is  that all individuals of that species will possess that type of “adaptive  strategy” to the environmental event.  There are two important implications of the evolution of behavior. First,  the functional relationship can change as the result of the selection of 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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