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Evolutionary Perspectives on Personality Feb 25, 2010
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Evolutionary Approach All humans today come from an unbroken line of ancestors who: 1. survived to reproductive age 2. reproduced We carry adaptive mechanisms that led to our ancestors’ success evolutionary psychology - human behavioral patterns develop because they were helpful or necessary for survival
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Natural Selection a process whereby nature gradually selects those characteristics of organisms that promote survival and reproductive success Successful variants are selected & unsuccessful variants are weeded out
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Inclusive Fitness Inclusive fitness = Personal reproductive success (# of offspring) plus effects you have on the reproduction of your genetic relatives, weighted by genetic relatedness
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Reproductive Problems 1. Successful Intra-sexual Competition 2. Mate Selection 3. Successful Conception 4. Mate Retention
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Problems 5. Reciprocal Dyadic Alliance Formation
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