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Evolutionary Psychology Quiz

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1. Which concept explains altruistic behavior towards close relatives as a means of enhancing one's genetic representation in future generations?

2. According to evolutionary psychology, what is the primary reason for the development of human cognitive capabilities?

3. What is an example of a psychological adaptation according to evolutionary psychology?

4. Which of the following best describes the concept of sexual dimorphism in evolutionary psychology?

5. Which principle suggests that an individual’s psychological traits have been shaped by natural selection because they were advantageous for survival and reproduction?

6. In evolutionary psychology, what does the 'parental investment theory' propose?

7. What are 'error management theories' in evolutionary psychology primarily concerned with?

8. According to evolutionary psychologists, mate preferences in humans have evolved to prioritize traits that indicate what?

9. What phenomenon explains the evolution of cooperative behavior among non-kin individuals?

10. Which term refers to the evolutionary process by which an attribute becomes more extreme over time, often as a result of mate preferences?