PostCopulatory Sexual Selection
The Coevolutionary Battle of the Sexes (Part II)
The Myth of Monogamy
Monogamy, polygyny, polyandry Sexual vs. social monogamy Aristotle was among the first to write about
polyandry Darwin generally assumed that females w
The Evolution of the "Bad Seed"
What is Psychopathy?
Personality disorder, characterized by
Callousness Lack of empathy Selfcentredness Remorselessness Persistent antisocial behaviour "Against" society, social norms
Language, Memetics, & GeneCulture Coevolution
Understanding Culture from a Selectionist View
The Language Debate
Darwin thought human language was
instinctual Behaviourist perspective Skinner & operant conditioning Cognitivist perspective Chomsky & Lang
The Evolution of Culture
"Culture" has had 150 different definitions Four major classes of cultural definitions
Rules for behaviour or conduct Ideas or concepts (e.g., myths) Material artefacts (e.g., tools) Literature, art, music
Biological Bases of Behaviour. Lecture 6: Hormones.
By the end of this lecture you should be able to: 1. Describe the different types of hormones and their key actions. 2. Explain the neural control of hormone release. 3. Describe spec
Kalat (2001) p 73
1. Describe the formation and the functions of the key
2. Describe how research on reflexes has contributed to our
ShortTerm Mating Strategies
Why Jerry Springer is so Much Fun
Once again, we come to minimum
investment Women have greater obligatory investment, so have greater risk in pursuing shortterm mating (STM) strategy Men invest less, s
Evolutionary Psychology Lecture 9: Aggression.
At the end of this lecture you should be able to: 1. Outline evolutionary explanations for the male propensity for increased aggression. 2. Discuss experimental and survey evidence for sex
Evolutionary Psychology Lecture 6: Female Mate Preferences.
At the end of this session you should be able to: 1. Discuss evolutionary explanations for female longterm mate preferences. 2. Evaluate experimental and survey evidence conce
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2. Discuss kin selection and reciprocation
explanations for human and a
1. Describe the processes of natural and sexual
3. Outline the theoretical assumptions under
Evolutionary Psychology, Lecture 1: Hominid Evolution
Figure from Allman, 2000, p 164.
At the end of this session you should be able to: 1) Describe the key advances in mammalian brain structure/function. 2) Describe t