WEEK 2 REVIEW QUESTIONS - EVOLUTIONARY THEORY

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Evolutionary Theory Review questions for Final Exam Preparation.

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WEEK 2 REVIEW QUESTIONS - EVOLUTIONARY THEORY
1 EXPLAIN DARWIN'S THEORY OF NATURAL SELECTION.
1.1 3 essential components:
1.1.1 - Variation, - Inheritance (heredity), - Evolution by natural selection (Differential reproductive success)
1.2 Adaptions: natural selection produces designs for reproduction.
1.3 Some animals reproduce, others don't.
1.3.1 Those best suited/fit to environment leave most offspring
1.4 Heredity: offspring like parents.
1.4.1 Next Generation different from current - cuz born from best breeders
1.4.1.1 Natural Selection builds better & better adapted individuals through generations
2 WHAT IS KIN SELECTION & ALTRUISM & HOW ARE THE TWO RELATED?
2.1 Altruism accounted for by concept of 'selfish genes'
2.1.1 Two selfish-gene explanations proposed:
2.1.1.1 Kin selection & reciprocal altruism
2.2 Altruism = self-destructive behaviour performed to benefit others - long been the paradox for evolutionary psychologists.
2.3 2 interrelated principles
3 EXPLAIN RAPE & SEXUAL ASSAULT FROM AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE.
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4 EXPLAIN SPOUSAL ASSAULT FROM AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE.
5 EXPLAIN CHILD ABUSE FROM AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE.
6 WHAT IS THE ENVIRONMENT OF EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTEDNESS, & WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGISTS?
7 ACCORDING TO EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY, WHY DO BLOOD RELATIVES KILL EACH OTHER SO RARELY?

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