Psychology - Evolution of Human Behaviour

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What is a theory?
A theory is an explination that is organised in a coherent way. It is produced from results of consistant research and forms part of an approach.
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Outline what is meant by evolution.
Evolution is the gradual change in the genetic makeup of a species over time. It helps adapt the species to survive better.
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How can aggression be explained from an evolutionary perspective?
We developed aggression in order to fight for our food and water in the past.
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How can the process of evolution be objectively tested?
You could look across cultures or species to see any adaptations we/they have developed e.g. more/less hair, hair and skin colour, size.
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Explain a limitation of evolutionary explinations of human behaviour.
There are some behaviours that cannot be explained by evolution e.g. OCD for tidiness
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Outline what is meant by evolution.

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Evolution is the gradual change in the genetic makeup of a species over time. It helps adapt the species to survive better.

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How can aggression be explained from an evolutionary perspective?

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Explain a limitation of evolutionary explinations of human behaviour.

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