Discuss the relationship between evolutionary psychology and behavioural genetics. Are they the same or is there a difference? How is evolutionary psychology related to behavioural genetics?
Introduction (5 marks) (approximately 100 words)
- A brief introduction of evolutionary psychology and behavioural genetics.
Content (30 marks) (approximately 600 words)
- You are required to provide at least 3 points how on evolutionary psychology is related to behavioural genetics.
Conclusion (5 marks) (approximately 100 words)
- Closing remarks. Provide a conclusion to your discussion.
Imagine that you are a manager of an international firm and you are instructed by the headquarters to appoint one of the following employees to be a branch manager for a new branch. In order to know your employees better, you have asked them to take a psychological test to find out their main motives. The following are the results of the test:
Jenny obtains a high score in the “need for achievement”.
Noah obtains a high score in the “need for power”.
Jacob obtains a high score in the “need for intimacy and affiliation”.
Grace obtains a high score in the “avoidant motives”.
Based on their results, whom would you appoint as the branch manager? Discuss. (60 marks)
- For this question, you are required to have a good knowledge of “motives” before answering the question. Therefore, please make sure you have adequately studied the topic before making any decision.
*You are required to justify why you will/will not appoint Jenny, Noah, Jacob and Grace. (approximately 500 words for each)