Environmental change does not cause the right

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Unformatted text preview: would not take place. • Environmental change does not cause the “right” mutation; it only promotes natural selection. Proximate and ultimate causes of behavior Proximate cause Behavior Ultimate cause An example of evolution in action: Sexual selection • Females and males prefer certain characteristics when choosing a mate. • Parental investment also seems to determine mating strategy. 3 PSYC 2010 (Dr. Escobar) Chapter 3 (part I) - Evolution and genetics Genes and Behavior Genes and DNA • Genes are hereditary units located in the cell’s nucleus. • Genes are made of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). The information contained in...
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