PSYC ch. 8
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process of natural selection is sometimes called
inclusive fitness theory
modern evolution theory based on differential gene reproduction. the "inclusive" part refers to the fact that the characteristicsthat affect reproduction need not affect the personal production of offspring
is anything that impedes survival or reproduction
random variations that are neutral with respect to selection
adaptations are presumed to be domain specific in the sense that they are designed by the evolutionary process to solve a specificity implies that selection tends to fashin specific mechanisms for each specfic adaptive problem
the notion that our psychological mechanisms are designed to accomplish particular adaptive goals
deductive reasoning approage
or the "top down" theory-driven method of empiricle reseach is one approach to scientific investigation
distress or worry about being negatively evaluated in interperosnal situations
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