Evolutionary Perspectives

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Unformatted text preview: Evolutionary Perspective q Evolution q Sexual Selection q Natural Selection q Human Nature Evolution Human nature and human personality made up of a collection of evolved mechanisms. Changes or variants that better enabled an organism to survive and reproduce lead to more descendants. Over time, successful variants come to characterize entire species. Sexual Selection Darwin noticed that many mechanisms seemed to threaten survival, such as the peacocks elaborate plumage and the stags large antlers. Darwin proposed evolution by sexual selection as a solution. Two forms of sexual selection: Intrasexual competition : Members of the same sex compete with each other for sexual access to members of the other sex. Intersexual competition : Members of one sex choose a mate based on their preferences for particular qualities in that mate. Genes and Inclusive Fitness Gene: Packet of DNA inherited by children from parents; smallest discrete unit inherited without being broken up...
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