Sociobiology

Sociobiology

Now, don’t get mad at me for explaining this term. It’s not “my” term, I’m just explaining it. Sociobiology is a scientific approach or discipline that is concerned with identifying biological and genetic bases for social behavior in humans and other animals. Whatʼs wrong with that, you ask? Well nothing…yet. One perspective of sociobiology is that, with respect to reproduction, males and females are driven toward the same goal of making sure they pass on their genes to the next generation. Their methods are a bit different though. According to this approach, ales are driven to produce as many offspring as possible, which means they are likely to reproduce with many different females as possible. Conversely, females increase the chances of passing on their genes to the next generation by trying to select a male that has good genes and, possibly, will help protect and raise the young. This helps ensure the survival of the offspring and, as a result, their genes. Remember, I didn’t come up with this, I’m just giving you the information.

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