• Charles Darwin and the Evolutionary Theory
    PS 352 History and Systems of Psychology Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution have always been an interest of mine because of the fact that I am a strong believer in God. Researching the evolutionary theory brings a couple of issues when considering Darwin and his evolutionary ideas...
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  • Compiling a Data Base
    our biological evolution. This study set out to investigate if students were better able to learn and apply course material if a questionnaire was devised for them to answer and analyse which was based on questions that are relevant to their way of thinking in terms of biological evolution. For instance...
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  • Drawing on the psychological literature from more than one topic area of research, evaluate how well evolutionary theory provides a satisfactory explanation for human behaviour
    literature from more than one topic area of research, evaluate how well evolutionary theory provides a satisfactory explanation for human behaviour. The aim of this essay is to assess whether Evolutionary theory presents an adequate explanation for human behaviour. I will be drawing from different...
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  • Theory of Mind
    Within this TMA I will be discussing Theory of Mind and how it may have evolved in humans, using the Theory of Evolution to explain this. I will also be looking at what the adaptive function of Theory of Mind in humans may be. The adaptive function in this essay means the relative ability of a person...
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  • Gender Roles
    Gender Roles PSY101 - General Psychology March 16, 2013 Questions: * Examine gender role stereotyping present in the store and provide specific examples of gender specific toys. * Review the traditional gender roles that seem evident by the selection of gender appropriate toys. * Explain...
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  • The Evolutionary Explanation of Gender Difference
    The evolutionary explanation of gender difference Evolutionary means organism developing from an earlier form in order to survive in their environment. Parental investment theory Trivlers put forward that women have to be choosy about the partner they choose because they are stuck with the child...
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  • The Early Development of Gender Differences
    DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln Faculty Publications, Department of Psychology Psychology, Department of 10-1-2009 The Early Development of Gender Differences Matthew H. McIntyre University of Central Florida, mmcintyr@mail.ucf.edu Carolyn P. Edwards University of Nebraska - Lincoln, cedwards1@unl...
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  • effect of social beliefs on OB
    An Outside-Inside Evolution in Gender and Professional Work Lakshmi Ramarajan Kathleen McGinn Deborah Kolb Working Paper 13-051 November 30, 2012 Copyright © 2012 by Lakshmi Ramarajan, Kathleen McGinn, and Deborah Kolb Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed...
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  • genes and environment
    being adopted? Treated equally with biological children? 99.9% of our genes are shared with all other humans biologically based mechanisms. Evolution- a change over time in the frequency with which particular genes- and the characteristics they produce= occur within an inbreeding population. Mutation- ...
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  • Sociology
    SocioBiology & Gender - Thesis of Social Darwinism K.T. CD. - Claims about: Aggression/Promiscuity/Teamwork - Evidence via Animal Research - Critical Review Functionalism & Gender - Emphasis on learning (not biology) - Different sexes assigned Different roles *for society - Agents...
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  • Evolutionary Psychology
    Evolutionary Psychology of gender development emphasizes that adaptation during the evolution of human produced psychological differences between males and females. Evolutionary psychologist argue that primarily because of their differing roles in reproduction, males and females faced different pressures...
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  • Sociobiology
    believe human behavior has developed through evolution in the same manner that physical characteristics have. They describes how psycho-sexual gender differences have evolved by using a Sociobiological method of explanation. They say that these gender differences are based on two indisputable biological...
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  • Gender Theory Paper
    THEORETICAL APPROACH TO GENDER The terms sex and gender are often used to mean the same thing but by definition; Sex is biological term that tells us whether an individual is male or female. On the other hand gender is psychological term that tells us whether an individual is masculine, feminine or...
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  • Volutionary Versus Social Structural Explanations for Sex Differences in Mate Preferences, Jealousy, and Aggression
    evolutionary psychology and social structural theory on sex differences in jealousy, mate preferences, and aggression. These two theories shed somewhat different lights on the origins of sex differences between men and women. Both theories discuss sex differences in mate preferences, jealousy, and aggression...
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  • Darwin's Effect on Gilman and Veblen
    Darwin's theories of natural selection, evolution, and sexual selection resounded throughout the philosophical scene of the late nineteenth century. Authors Thorstein Veblen and Charlotte Gilman especially drew upon his theories to sculpt their own arguments. Gilman agreed with the bulk of Darwin's...
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  • Gender Inequality
    Femininity and masculinity are socially constructed practices that reinforce gender inequality. Among the most popular variations of the social constructionist theories is the gender role theory as an early form of social constructionism (Gergen, 1985). The focus on power and hierarchy reveals inspiration...
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  • Discuss the evolutionary theory of gender development
    Discuss the evolutionary theory of gender development (8+16 marks) The traditional picture of evolution is of a man being the hunter and a woman being the gather and child bearer. The role division may have evolved because women would have spent most of their adult life either pregnant or producing...
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  • Study questions
    Anthr 110 Gender, Age and Culture Instructor: François Larose Study Questions Fall 2012 Instructions: In preparation for the exams, here is a list of study questions for each chapter. What you need to know from the text is covered in these questions. For all these chapters, you need to be...
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  • Dse212 Discuss the Claim There Is a Lot to Gain from Studying a Topic in Psychology from More Than One Perspective. Drawing on Our Understanding of Language and Meaning as Well as the Psychology of Sex and Gender.
    than one perspective. Drawing on our understanding of language and meaning as well as the psychology of sex and gender. Different psychological perspectives lead to different theories providing diverse insights into the same issue i.e. language and meaning. They focus their enquiry in different ways...
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  • Jealousy
    Bibliography Hupka, B. R., & Bank, L. A. (1996). Sex differences in jealousy: evolution or social construction? Cross-Cultural Research, 30(1), 24-59.   Ward, J., & Voracek, M. (2004). Evolutionary and social cognitive explanations of sex  differences in romantic jealousy.  Australian Journal of Psychology...
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