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1 Copyright © 2005 Pearson Education Canada Inc. 1 The Brain and Behaviour Chapter 2

2 Copyright © 2005 Pearson Education Canada Inc. 2 Evolutionary Psychology Evolutionary psychology seeks to explain and predict behaviour by studying how the human brain developed over time

3 Copyright © 2005 Pearson Education Canada Inc. The Development of Evolutionary Theory Dynamic Gradual Common Ancestor Status quo The Four Premises of Darwin’s Theory are:

4 Copyright © 2005 Pearson Education Canada Inc. Darwin’s Revolution in Thought A Lecture by Stephen Jay Gould ( ) Harvard University

5 Copyright © 2005 Pearson Education Canada Inc. A Paradox & Three Riddles Why has Darwin been so misunderstood? The paradox: Revolutionary thinker or Naturalist? Riddle # Naturalist? Adam Smith and Darwin Riddle # 2 ---Evolution? Icons of Evolution in Pop-Culture Riddle # Delay of Publication! Variable

6 Copyright © 2005 Pearson Education Canada Inc. Evolution & Genetics of Behavior & Mind GeneExperience Social Interaction Perception of Situation Culture Current Organism Current Situation The role of these concepts in an understanding of Psychology The Evolutionary/Psychological Model


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