Chapter 02 Genes & Culture

We will focus on only a few aspects of chapter 2.

What is evolution?

How does natural selection work?

Define and be able to give/recognize an example of mutation, sexual recombination, competition, and adaptation.

Define “domain-general adaptation.” Briefly describe four that humans inherited: being social, intelligent, motivated, and emotional.

Define and give/recognize an example of culture.

Define and give/recognize examples of attitude, norm, and morals.

Describe individualistic and collectivist cultures. Know an example of each in the world. How are they similar? How are they different?

What is “terror management theory”? Explain the theory. Explain what “cultural worldview” is. How does a cultural worldview impact people in daily life (focus on the U.S.).