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Anthro 124A Week 1 Monday 1/6/14 What is HBE? 1. It is a suite of theories that fall under the general rubric of evolutionary psychology 2. “…examines how ecological and social factors influence and shape behavioral flexibility within and between populations…” 3. Behavior is the result of complex interactions btw biology and environment 4. Assumes behavior is quite flexible 5. Behavior is context-dependent. A good strategy is one place/condition Key questions 1. How did the field of human behavioral ecology arise? 2. What are its guiding principles? 3. What kind of work do human behavioral ecologists do? What kinds of questions do they ask? How did the field of human behavioral ecology arise? 1. Theoretical underpinnings 2. Early controversy 3. Basic principles 4. Topics of interest Cultural ecology 1. Why we do what we do is linked to the environment we live in 2. They were looking at correlations and not why it happened Key research in animal behavior 1.
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