Lecture6.7.28.2011.PersonalityPsych.Summer2011

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Evolutionary Personality Instructor: George Chavez Lecture 6 7/28/2011
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A Matter of Perspective This specific situation has a whole host of what we might refer to as proximal causes . Things that led to the ultimate result. Paul Snider Dorothy Stratten
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A Matter of Perspective Now, here are the two individuals in that specific situation, boiled down somewhat. All the isolated parts of that moment have been combined into a single event: The Murder of Dorothy Stratten We could say we have recategorized the situation from a special case into a mere representation of a general phenomenon Murder
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A Matter of Perspective What is wonderful about this recategorization is that we can now compare it to all situations that we have similarly categorized as such We no longer have to think of these things as special cases , but as all representations of reasonably similar phenomena Murder
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A Matter of Perspective In order to explain our phenomena we need to obey the rules of causality : The cause comes before the effect If we imagine that these are all murders throughout history and they all have the same cause… Murder 3,000 B.C 30 A.D 1000 A.D. 1980 A.D. 1994 A.D. 2001 A.D. 2011 A.D.
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Then there must be some distal cause that occurs very early in human history to explain all these phenomena And that explanation is interesting and possibly useful… Murder 3,000 B.C 30 A.D 1000 A.D. 1980 A.D. 1994
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