Oct 18 - Evolution & Behaviour

Oct 18 - Evolution & Behaviour - Tuesday, October...

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Aggression Weapons Effect Next Time: More Evolution Read: Chapter 1-4 plus Appendix Isn’t all behaviour due to genes ultimately? How does adaptation work? Is aggression innate? PROFESSOR BUSS REPORTS THAT H 2 FOR THE PERSONALITY TRAIT OF ENVY IS -1.86. THIS SUGGESTS THAT a. envy is mostly due to genes b. envy is mostly due to environment c. envy is not likely inherited d. envy is the product of both genes and environment e. Buss made an error h 2 can only vary between 0 and 1 Know distinction between h 2 (inheritability coefficient) and r 2 (correlation coefficient) Review Points in Chapter 1 Explanations of Behaviour o Six perspectives on behaviour Schools of Psychology o E.g., behaviourism o Identify early schools (e.g., school of thought) Approaches to Behaviour o How to examine behaviour, areas of psychology (e.g., clinician vs. developmental, etc.) Areas of Psychology + psychologists o Freud (psychoanalyst), Wundt (structuralist), Skinner (behaviourist), Piaget (cognitist), Pavlov (behaviourist), Thorndike (behaviourist), Watson
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