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09_development - Question Evolutionary psychologists...

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Unformatted text preview: Question Evolutionary psychologists attempt to explain how certain genetic predispositions may have been adaptive at some point in our species' history. Your book also describes the way in which shyness is a personality trait that appears to be partially determined by genetic factors. How might shyness have been adaptive for our ancestors? And some anonymous answers In the past in many societies, there was a huge social gap between the few people in the wealthy, upper class and the vast majority in the lower class. In times defined by a servant-master attitude, perhaps shyness was adaptive as shy people of the lower class were less likely to rebel and be punished. 1. Great 2.- 3.- 4.- 5.- 6.- 7.- 8.- 9. Poor 6 At one point in time people must have wanted to be shy. For example it was disrespectful for women to talk out of place, so if they were shy they might not want to talk out of turn. 1. Fantastic 2.- 3.- 4.- 5.- 6.- 7.- 8.- 9. disappointing 6 Shy people tend to avoid social situations and confrontations. People who avoid confrontational situations are much more likely to live than those who avidly seek out confrontations. 1. best 2.- 3.- 4.- 5.- 6.- 7.- 8.- 9. worst 6 In the past in many societies, there was a huge social gap between the few people in the wealthy, upper class and the vast majority in the lower class. In times defined by a servant-master attitude, perhaps shyness was adaptive as shy people of the lower class were less likely to rebel and be punished....
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