Flashcards in Assumptions of the Biological Approach Deck (17):
What are the assumptions?
Localisation of brain function
What is the assumption of evolutionary influances?
People with the best genetically determined behaviour are more likely to survive and pass on their genes
EEA was 2 million years ago in sub-Saharan Africa
What is the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptiveness?
The environment that an individual is adapted to live in. Ours was 2 million years ago in sub-Saharan Africa
What does EEA stand for?
Environment of Evolutionary Adaptiveness
What is genome lag?
When adaptive behaviours still excist due to the environment changing faster than instincts
What was the assumption of localisation of brain function?
Different parts of the brain controll different things
What are the lobes of the brain?
What does the prefrontal lobe control?
Higher thinking and creativity
What does the temporal lobe control?
What does the parietal lobe control?
What is Broca's area?
What is the assumption of neurotransmitters?
Behaviour is controlled by neurotransmitters
What mental illnesses are linked to neurotransmitters?
What assumptions can be applied to relationship formation?
How can the assumption of evolutionary influances be applied to relationship formation?
Want to date someone with advantagous traits to protect offspring