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Additional resources for Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind (4th Edition)
After many such pairings, because it has been paired repeatedly with food, the sound of the bell can elicit salivation from dogs and other animals (Pavlov, 1927). A decade after Watson’s major work, a young Harvard graduate student named B. F. Skinner pioneered a new brand of environmentalism called radical behaviorism and a principle of operant conditioning. According to this principle, the reinforcing consequences of behavior were the critical causes of subsequent behavior. Behavior followed by reinforcement would be repeated in the future.
Some of these adaptations help us to move through our environment, such as an upright skeletal posture, leg bones, and our big toes. Evolutionary psychologists tend to focus on one special subclass of the adaptations that comprise human nature—psychological adaptations. 40 The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology Levels of Evolutionary Analysis in Evolutionary Psychology One of the essential features of any science is the formulation of hypotheses. In the case of evolutionary psychology, the nature of hypotheses centers on adaptive problems and their solutions.
Second, if the DNA of modern humans contained Neanderthal DNA, we would expect it to be most similar to living Europeans, who currently reside in the Neanderthals’ former territory. But the Neanderthal DNA is no closer to that of living Europeans than it is to the DNA of modern people living in other parts of the world. Third, modern human populations show an exceptionally low amount of genetic variation, suggesting that we all came from a relatively small population of more genetically homogeneous founding ancestors.