Evolution and Human Behaviour LIVE lecture

Evolution and Human Behaviour LIVE lecture -...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Live Lecture 2: Evolution and Human Behaviour                                                17 JAN 2011 Evolutionary psychology      studies the entire history of a specie Reproductive fitness     : you want greater representation of your genes in subsequent  generation so that your genes are prevalent in the species Behaviour           basic human survival           adaptive advantage     o Feeding behaviour: Humans like sweet, salty, fatty tastes Evolutionary perspective: heightened sense of taste in humans to these  preferences Hamilton’s inclusive fitness     : behaviour can be counter productive o Different consequences for the behaviour u choose to do Sound alarm or hide?  It depends on how related you are to the rest of the  community Best interests: even if they don’t survive, other relatives who have their genes will  survive Aggression:     o Homicide:  Ultimate form of aggression How to understand it from an evolutionary level of analysis
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Evolution and Human Behaviour LIVE lecture -...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online