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(Science: psychology) A presumptive course of future behaviour in continuation of observed acts and attitudes.

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Evolutionary psychology

... American Heritage Science Dictionary 1) "inherited"- emotion has a genetic basis. 2) "tendency"- while perhaps even strong tendencies, emotions are not irresistible. 3) "reaction to its environment"- emotions are triggered by environmental cues. 4) "purpose ...

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by 1300
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary psychology
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Views: 1980


Animals that show particular behavioural tendencies are still rather unpredictable. One explanation for this that has attracted much attention lately (in ethology) is of personality traits. They are defined as 'consistent, between-individual ...

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by fumpledrumpskin
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Personality
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Views: 1365

The selective advantage of God

... regarding the possibility of humans with temporal lobe epilepsy having some sort of advantage over people without through their religious tendencies being attractive toward other religious people. This is far-fetched i know but so many things in the biological and sexually selective world ...

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by javaxcore
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The selective advantage of God
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Views: 1697

Re: XX - XY system explain prevalence of male homosexuality?

... Psychology: Goals in Interaction. 5th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 2010. Print. However, there is a wide range of explanations for homosexual tendencies. Male versus female procreative strategies; the ways females benefit from all-female troops; etc. I shouldn't oversimplify it.

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by wildfunguy
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: XX - XY system explain prevalence of male homosexuality?
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Homosexuality - mutation? Evolutionary reasons.

... only engaged with male. I would develop crushes on girls my age, but never did males (reiteration for clarification). However, my mannerisms and tendencies were feminine. Yet I was more like a tom boy, in that I regularly did "manly" things, such as snake, lizard, and crayfish catching ...

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by ChesneMD
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Homosexuality - mutation? Evolutionary reasons.
Replies: 39
Views: 48548
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