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Chapter 5 Notes How are we influenced by human nature and cultural diversity? - Genes, Evolution, Behavior o Natural Selection: the evolutionary process by which heritable traits that best enable organisms to survive and reproduce in particular environments are passed to ensuing generations. o Evolutionary psychology: the study of evolution of cognition and behavior using principles of natural selection. o Although part of evolution’s legacy is our human capacity to learn and adapt (and therefore to differ from one another) the
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Unformatted text preview: evolutionary perspective highlights the kinship that results from our shared human nature. o The cultural perspective highlights human diversity—the behaviors and ideas that define a group and that are transmitted across generations. Differences across cultures indicate how much we are a product of our cultural norms and roles. o Cross-cultural psychologists. -Norms: Expected Behavior o Expressiveness o Punctuality o Rule-breaking o Personal space...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYC 2012 taught by Professor Michellestock during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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