"Lec 22 - The Impact of Evolutionary Thought on the Social Sciences" Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB 122) There is a distinct possibility that humans are currently part way through an evolutionary transition between individuals and groups. The conflict between these two units of selection and levels of organization, between biology and culture, may explain some of the tensions in modern human life. Examples of selfishness and altruism exemplify how these types of selection act on humans. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction 10:27 - Chapter 2. Transitions in Hierarchal Selection 19:18 - Chapter 3. Cooperation and Aggression 27:09 - Chapter 4. Group Norms 35:51 - Chapter 5. Patterns and Differences in Cultures' Selfishness 43:57 - Chapter 6. Redefinition of Social Boundaries Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
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Lec 1 - The Nature of Evolution: Selection, Inheritance, and History
Lec 2 - Basic Transmission Genetics
Lec 3 - Adaptive Evolution: Natural Selection
Lec 4 - Neutral Evolution: Genetic Drift
Lec 5 - How Selection Changes the Genetic Composition of Population
Lec 6 - The Origin and Maintenance of Genetic Variation
Lec 7 - The Importance of Development in Evolution
Lec 8 - The Expression of Variation: Reaction Norms
Lec 11 - Life History Evolution
Lec 14 - Species and Speciation
Lec 15 - Phylogeny and Systematics
Lec 16 - Comparative Methods: Trees, Maps, and Traits
Lec 17 - Key Events in Evolution
Lec 18 - Major Events in the Geological Theatre
Lec 19 - The Fossil Record and Life's History
Lec 21 - Evolutionary Medicine
Lec 24 - Climate and the Distribution of Life on Earth
Lec 25 - Interactions with the Physical Environment
Lec 26 - Population Growth: Density Effects
Lec 27 - Interspecific Competition
Lec 28 - Ecological Communities
Lec 29 - Island Biogeography and Invasive Species
Lec 30 - Energy and Matter in Ecosystems
Lec 31 - Why So Many Species? The Factors Affecting Biodiversity
Lec 32 - Economic Decisions for the Foraging Individual
Lec 33 - Evolutionary Game Theory: Fighting and Contests
Lec 34 - Mating Systems and Parental Care
Lec 35 - Alternative Breeding Strategies