PSYCH 4 - OUTLINE Modules 33, 37 NATURE VS. NURTURE NATURE...

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OUTLINE – Modules 33, 37 NATURE VS. NURTURE NATURE (GENES) – on behavior 1. Evolutionary psychology – we are the same 2. Behavior Genetics – we are different GENDER - differences 1. How much nature vs. how much nurture NURTURE (EXPERIENCE) – on behavior 1. Early environment 2. Parents 3. Peers 4. Culture
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EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY Why are people so similar? What is it? Key Questions: 1. People appear really different. Why, then, does the human genome display so little variability? 2. Why do we have so much in common? 3. If this is true, then shouldn’t we observe differences in people related to the different evolutionary pressures they face?
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Gender Differences in Reproductive Behavior Fact : Men and women differ in their willingness to engage in sexual activity. Men are less concerned about Don’t believe me???? Evidence: How does Evolutionary Psych. explain those findings? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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PSYCH 4 - OUTLINE Modules 33, 37 NATURE VS. NURTURE NATURE...

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