Psychology

Read and Review Evolutionary Psychology text book: Buss, D. M. (2008). Evolutionary psychology: The new science of the mind (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon. ISBN: 9780205483389. Then answer the fallowing questions.

True/False [3 points per question]
[Highlight the correct answer in red]

1. Three fundamental sources of conflict within families include sibling conflict, parent-offspring conflict, and conflict between the parents. True False

2. One of the implications of inclusive fitness theory holds that there will be a special evolved psychology of kinship involving psychological mechanisms dedicated to solving the different adaptive problems confronted when dealing with siblings, half siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts and uncles. True False

3. Approximate synonyms for reciprocal altruism include social exchange, reciprocation, and mutation. True False

4. The Prisoner’s Dilemma is one of a suite of game theory conflicts that is used to study the dynamics of reciprocity. True False

5. According to Tooby and Cosmides (1996), each person has an unlimited number of friendship niches. True False

6. Aggression to coopt resources can only occur at the individual level. True False

7. Men primarily perpetuate aggression against men and women primarily perpetuate aggression against women. True False

8. Natural selection operates on genes for particular design features based on their average reproductive consequences, totaled over evolutionary time. True False

9. Warfare, defined as aggression by a cooperative coalition against another cooperative coalition, is extremely rare in the animal world. True False

10. Tactics of mate retention range from vigilance to violence. True False

11. Evolutionary psychology does not provide any key insights into why conflicts between men and women that pervade social living occur; this is a major limitation of the theory. True False

12. The neurotransmitter serotonin has been explored in relation to dominance among animal and human subjects. True False

13. An increase in self-esteem follows from a downward shift in the degree to which one avoids other members of one’s species. True False

14. The term tit-for-tat is a particularly successful strategy in the Prisoner’s Dilemma game. True False

15. The core assumptions of traditional cognitive psychology are inextricably linked to those of evolutionary psychologists. True False

Essay Question [10 points]

In essay format, briefly (no more than two descriptive paragraphs) elaborate upon one of the chapter questions; a topic you would like to investigate further.

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Activity 12: Signature Assignment: Annotated Bibliography (22 Points)
Provide an annotated bibliography of the articles and scholarly resources below. Your annotated bibliography should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the Course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Learning Outcome: (6)
l Create an annotated bibliography for a topic in evolutionary psychology.

Ayala, F.J., (2009). Darwin and the scientific method. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of the United Sates of America, 106, 10033-10039. Retrieved from http://www.pnas.org/content/106/suppl.1/10033.full
Cosmides, L. & Tooby, J., (1997). Evolutiona psychology: A primer. Retrieved from http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/research/cep/primer.html
Confer, J., Easton, J., Fleischman, D., Goetz, C. and Buss, D. (2010). Evolutionary psychology: Controversies, questions, prospects and limitations. Journal of American Psychologist, Vol. 65(2), p.110-126.
Stone, L. (2001). New directions in anthropological kinship. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Read and Review Evolutionary Psychology text book: Buss, D. M. (2008). Evolutionary psychology: The new science of the mind (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon. ISBN: 9780205483389. Then answer the fallowing questions.

 

True/False [3 points per question]

[Highlight the correct answer in red]

 

1. Three fundamental sources of conflict within families include sibling conflict, parent-offspring conflict, and conflict between the parents. True           False

 

2. One of the implications of inclusive fitness theory holds that there will be a special evolved psychology of kinship involving psychological mechanisms dedicated to solving the different adaptive problems confronted when dealing with siblings, half siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts and uncles. True             False

 

3. Approximate synonyms for reciprocal altruism include social exchange, reciprocation, and mutation. True                        False

 

4. The Prisoner’s Dilemma is one of a suite of game theory conflicts that is used to study the dynamics of reciprocity.    True                False

 

5. According to Tooby and Cosmides (1996), each person has an unlimited number of friendship niches. True                        False

 

6. Aggression to coopt resources can only occur at the individual level. True     False

 

7. Men primarily perpetuate aggression against men and women primarily perpetuate aggression against women. True             False

 

8. Natural selection operates on genes for particular design features based on their average reproductive consequences, totaled over evolutionary time. True        False

 

9. Warfare, defined as aggression by a cooperative coalition against another cooperative coalition, is extremely rare in the animal world. True                     False

 

10. Tactics of mate retention range from vigilance to violence. True                  False

 

11. Evolutionary psychology does not provide any key insights into why conflicts between men and women that pervade social living occur; this is a major limitation of the theory. True                False

 

12. The neurotransmitter serotonin has been explored in relation to dominance among animal and human subjects. True                       False

 

13. An increase in self-esteem follows from a downward shift in the degree to which one avoids other members of one’s species. True                 False

 

14. The term tit-for-tat is a particularly successful strategy in the Prisoner’s Dilemma game. True                False

 

15. The core assumptions of traditional cognitive psychology are inextricably linked to those of evolutionary psychologists. True               False

 

Essay Question [10 points]

 

In essay format, briefly (no more than two descriptive paragraphs) elaborate upon one of the chapter questions; a topic you would like to investigate further.

 

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Activity 12: Signature Assignment: Annotated Bibliography (22 Points)

Provide an annotated bibliography of the articles and scholarly resources below. Your annotated bibliography should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the Course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

 

Learning Outcome: (6)

l Create an annotated bibliography for a topic in evolutionary psychology.

 

 

Ayala, F.J., (2009). Darwin and the scientific method. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of the United Sates of America, 106, 10033-10039. Retrieved from http://www.pnas.org/content/106/suppl.1/10033.full

Cosmides, L. & Tooby, J., (1997). Evolutiona psychology: A primer. Retrieved from http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/research/cep/primer.html

Confer, J., Easton, J., Fleischman, D., Goetz, C. and Buss, D. (2010). Evolutionary psychology:   Controversies, questions, prospects and limitations. Journal of American Psychologist,       Vol. 65(2), p.110-126.

Stone, L. (2001). New directions in anthropological kinship. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

 

 

 

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