Psychology 110 Notes 7

Psychology 110 Notes 7 - SociobiologyWhyarepeople?

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Sociobiology – Why are people? 17:46 Cause and function are two kids of explanation Variation from mutations, sex and crossing over make varation in short term. Fixed action patters are an example of how genes can prepare. Take of the Nation: Science Friday Media. Two scientists. People call in. Personal experience might not fit into a broader experience. Behavior affected by all kinds of genes and how they interact. Genetics – not just one gene. Mostly polygenic. Multidisciplinary effort. Political aspects: intelligence, homosexuality, criminality, genes and free will Genetic predisposition and environment greatly affect outcomes. How stories are covered in the media. Nature/nurture culture and data Personal experience v scientific data Selfish Gene Machines What should genes do to be represented A perspective – viewpoint of gene Bodies are gene’s ways of making more genes.
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course PSYC 110 taught by Professor Roberthampton during the Fall '11 term at Emory.

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Psychology 110 Notes 7 - SociobiologyWhyarepeople?

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