Examine one evolutionary explanation of behavior

 

The theory of evolution, suggested by Charles Darwin, is based on the assumption that living organisms face environmental challenges. Organisms that adapt the best have a greater chance of passing on their genes to the next generations.

 

Organisms with specific genetic traits that enhance survival are said to be naturally selected. Natural selection is a crucial evolutionary process in Darwin’s theory.

 

One evolutionary explanation of behavior: disgust in pregnant women

 

 

 

Study to use: Fessler et al (2005)

 

Evaluation of evolutionary explanations