Evolutionary Psychology: Theory & Overview


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Why did the beaks of the finches on the Galápagos change over time?

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1. Natural selection refers to _____.

2. The study of evolutionary psychology is defined as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Make sure you understand natural selection and the theory of evolution, including its developer, if you want to pass this quiz. You'll also be asked about examples of natural selection among certain animals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • The reason for the change in the beaks of Galápagos finches
  • Natural selection
  • Defining evolutionary psychology
  • The person credited with the theory of evolution
  • Why people fear spiders and snakes more than guns and bombs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the theory of evolutionary psychology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the evolution of finches and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about natural selection

Additional Learning

Keep studying the accompanying lesson, Evolutionary Psychology: Theory, Overview, to learn more. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review what evolutionary psychology explores
  • Explain the theory of evolution and what observations led to its creation
  • Understand the applications of evolutionary psychology