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natural selection
evolutionary process by which heritable traits that best enable organisms to survive and reproduce in particular environements are passed to ensuing generations
evolutionary psychology
study of the evolution of cognition and behavior using principles of natural selection
culture
enduring bheaviors, ideas, attidues, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next
norms
standards for accepted and expected behavior
personal space
buffer zone we maintain around our bodies; its six dpeends on our familiarity with whoever is near us
gender in psychology
the characteristics by which people define male and female (biological or socially)
empathy
experience of another's feelings
aggression
behavior intended to hurt someone
androgynous
mixing both masculine and feminine characteristics
gender roles
set of behavior expectations (norms) for males and females
interact
effect of one factor (such as biology) depends on another fact (such as environment)