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When Natural Selection Gets Sneaky: Altruism, Suicide and Evolution

Event name: When Natural Selection Gets Sneaky: Altruism, Suicide and Evolution
Date: February 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Trexler 372
Event Type: Speakers & Lectures
Description:

The theory of evolution by natural selection is a powerful tool for explaining a wide range of physical traits and behaviors that promote survival and reproduction. But how does it account for behaviors that are not beneficial or that are self-destructive?

In this discussion, Dr. Lindsey Osterman, an assistant professor in Roanoke’s Psychology department, will explore ideas within evolutionary biology and psychology that may help to explain these counterintuitive behaviors.

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