Psychology 110 Notes 8

Psychology 110 Notes 8 - Adaption,CauseandFunction 17:45...

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Adaption, Cause and Function 17:45 Conclusions: Naturalism and uniformitarianism are philosophical foundations of science Theory of evolution by natural selection synthesized biology heredity and struggle for  existence. Genes affect behavior by producing proteins Phenotypes result from gene-environment interactions. (Ex: PKU and low protein diet.) Time is vast… Adaption Structure/behavior (Ex: wings/beaks) Increase probability of survival and reproduction under set of conditions. May be maladaption under other conditions. Imperfect (be better than competition.) “rabid” adaptionists. Humans: learning, language, bipedalsim Why’s sugar sweet? Fuction (“ultimate”) Brings us in contact with calorie foods Cause (“proximate” or mechanism) Sugar molecules has part. Shape Taste budes Nervous system reward system.
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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 8 - Adaption,CauseandFunction 17:45...

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