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The Importance of Genomic Imprinting for Understanding Human Psychology and Pediatric Disorders

by Sandra Codo - published Dec 02, 2014 05:25 PM - - last modified Dec 02, 2014 05:25 PM

Social theory based on natural selection - which includes the theory of self-deception as an adaptive strategy - and biology of selfish genetic elements - which explains certain internal genetic conflicts - are the issues outlined in this lecture by the evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers, who began his studies investigating and developing theories of reciprocal altruism, parental investment in care of offspring, sexual selection, parent-offspring conflict, the ratio between the number of males and females, deception and self-deception.


Participant(s):

Lecturer:
Robert Trivers (Rutgers University, USA)


Organizer(s):

IEA-USP and IP-USP (Institute of Psychology)



4/4/10 12:00 AM

Duration:

76 minutes.


Place:

Institute of Biosciences