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|
|Event Type:||Speakers & Lectures|
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.
|Open to the Public|