Assignment on Evolutionary Psychology of Human Behaviour

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Why do many people and all human societies believe insupernatural beings? How can we understand the resilience ofGod beliefs in light of modern science ?
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3MAIN BODY..................................................................................................................................3Evolutionary psychology........................................................................................................3Evolutionary perspective and human behaviour....................................................................4Why do many people and all human societies believe in supernatural beings......................7How can we understand the resilience of God beliefs in light of modern science.................8CONCLUSION...............................................................................................................................8REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONEvolutionary psychology is inter-related with the concept of the psychology, it shows thetheoretical outlook of the human psychology, to explain the psychological and mental traits ofthe individual. It is used to analyse the evaluation and adaption in the human psychology. Thereare various theories which lay stress on relationship between science and religion, as it is verycomplicated and critical topic. This assignment is based on analysing and evaluating variousoutcomes regarding evolutionary psychology of the individual and perspective of humanbehaviour on the basis of their beliefs and reliance on God in light of modern science.MAIN BODYEvolutionary psychologyAccording toStark (2015) it is the approach of examining the psychological structure onthe basis of modern evolutionary perspective, its purpose is to analyze the traits of the humanbeing which adapt the evolution. It can also be termed as scientific study of analyzing the humanbehavior on the basis of which understanding can be developed regarding their ancestral survivaland reproductive problems.The main criteria of Evolutionary psychology is that it lay emphasis on thepsychological aspects of the human being on the basis of which scientific study can beconducted regarding their behavior.It helps in understanding how different traits of the human being effect their tendenciesto behave in a particular environment and in a particular manner. In general words Evolutionarypsychology is the approach that studies the human behavior as a whole to analyze the adaptionsof a universal set for solving the problems occurring in an environment. According toBunge(2017)the main reason behind the study of the Evolutionary psychology is that it helps inanalyzing the physical adaptions of the individual to represent the nature of human psychologicalimbalance. The main purpose of Evolutionary psychology is that, it wants to show regulations inthe behavior of the human changed and developed over period of time. Some traits lay emphasison capacity of adaption and provides origins to enhance the survival of the individual.On the other hand, psychology is basically a study of behavior and mind through someperceptions of science. The one who conducts the study on psychology is considered as apsychologist. It is classified into three sub parts, behavioral, social and cognitive.
Evolutionary perspective and human behaviour.As per the theory of Charles Darwin, all the human beings are related and descendedfrom same ancestor, the principle of Evolutionary psychology states that, when genes starts todevelop the one who is strong can passed down the through natural selection process.The main purpose of Evolutionary psychology is that, it wants to show regulations in thebehavior of the human changed and developed over period of time. Some traits lay emphasis oncapacity of adaption and provides origins to enhance the survival of the individual.Example: Comparison between the memory of human beings and chimpanzees, thegroup of research provide training to 3 chimpanzees in order to make them recognize the numberbetween one to nine. Both human beings and the animals was seated in front of the advancetouch screen computer in order to recognize the sequence of the numbers by remembering them,it is hard to believe but during the surveys, chimpanzees showed more skills in comparison tohuman beings,Human spatial memory skills were replaced by language memory skills, duringthe whole session, various types of human beings are included while on the other 3 chimpanzeeswas present who are trained prior experiment.As per the view ofBurtt (2016)it is the approach of examining the psychologicalstructure on the basis of modern evolutionary perspective , its purpose is to analyze the traits ofthe human being which adapt the evolution. It can also be termed as scientific study of analyzingthe human behavior on the basis of which understanding can be developed regarding theirancestral survival and reproductive problems.According toBuss (2015)the study of Evolutionary psychology, it is the natural scienceprocess that provides shape to the different modes of the human behavior. The whole concept ofEvolutionary psychology revolves around the behavioral traits of the individual in order to assessthe evolution.The main criteria of Evolutionary psychology is that it lay emphasis on thepsychological aspects of the human being on the basis of which scientific study can beconducted regarding their behavior. It helps in understanding how different traits of the humanbeing effect their tendencies to behave in a particular environment and in a particular manner. Ingeneral words Evolutionary psychology is the approach that studies the human behavior as awhole to analyze the adaptions of a universal set for solving the problems occurring in anenvironment, the main reason behind the study of the Evolutionary psychology is that it helps in
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