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What are the assumptions?

Evolutionary Influances
Localisation of brain function
Neurotransmitters

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What is the assumption of evolutionary influances?

Natural selection
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
Genome lag

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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

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What does EEA stand for?

Environment of Evolutionary Adaptiveness

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What is genome lag?

When adaptive behaviours still excist due to the environment changing faster than instincts

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What was the assumption of localisation of brain function?

Different parts of the brain controll different things

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What are the lobes of the brain?

Prefrontal
Temporal
Occipital
Parietal

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What does the prefrontal lobe control?

Higher thinking and creativity

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What does the temporal lobe control?

Auditory information
Memory

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Occipital lobe

Visual processing

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What does the parietal lobe control?

Sensory information

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What is Broca's area?

Speech production

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What is the assumption of neurotransmitters?

Behaviour is controlled by neurotransmitters
Presynaptic vesicles
Synaptic cleft
Postsynaptic receptors

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What mental illnesses are linked to neurotransmitters?

Depression
Schizophrenia

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What assumptions can be applied to relationship formation?

Evolutionary influances
Neurotransmitters

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How can the assumption of evolutionary influances be applied to relationship formation?

Want to date someone with advantagous traits to protect offspring

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How can the assumption of neurotransmitters be applied to the formation of relationships?

We release dopamine when we see someone we like and in order to feel the hit again we seek them out for a relationship
Oxytosin gives us a desire to bond