Yes and no. Definitely no if one is referring to behavioral genetics. All organisms, including humans, can be conceived as an integrated set of functional parts. Hearts, lungs, eyes, blood, bones, muscles, veins, kidneys, livers, skin, intestines, gonads, and the immune system all perform specific functions. Modern medicine is founded on this functional view of the body. In the parlance of evolutionary biology, these functional parts are called adaptations. Adaptations arise through a process of evolution by natural selection. Evolutionary psychology argues that natural selection acts on nerve tissue (or, if you prefer, on the genes that code for nerve tissue) the same way it does on every other type of tissue. Therefore the brain should be organized just like the rest of the body, as an integrated set of interacting adaptations. In fact, there is no fundamental distinction between physiological adaptations and psychological adaptations. Although the process whereby genetic information directs the development of bodily functions is still largely opaque, there are very compelling empirical and theoretical reasons to believe that there are genes for arms, legs, lungs, etc. Because all humans (with very rare exceptions) have arms, legs, lungs, etc., that are built the same way and have the same features, we can surmise that we all share essentially the same genes for these limbs and organs. The universal architecture of the body is genetically determined in this sense. Since psychological adaptations like vision and pain are no different from other adaptations in this regard, they, too, are genetically determined human universals.
However, this is not what is usually meant by 'genetically determined.' Often, researchers propose a genetic basis for criminality, alcoholism, anti-social behavior, schizophrenia, heart-disease, what-have-you. In other words, a genetic basis is postulated for individual *differences, * not similarities. In general, evolutionary psychology is not concerned with individual genetic differences. Genetic differences between individuals are known to be quite minor compared to our genetic commonalties. As will be explained in more detail in the next section, the genetic basis for the functional organization of our bodies and brains must be shared by all humans. In the same way that physiologists want to know how the body works, evolutionary psychologists want to understand how the brain works. Although there are no doubt minor differences in heart morphology that have a genetic basis, all hearts are built and function in exactly the same way. Similarly, psychological adaptations, should they exist, must also be built and function in the same way across individuals, although there will, no doubt, be minor differences attributable to underlying genetic differences. An evolutionary psychological approach to individual differences that does not rely on genetic differences will be detailed in a future version of the FAQ.How to delete a blank page in word? How to allow pop ups in safari? How to install ceiling fan? What is the meaning of a succulent plant? What is the meaning of mocha? What does fedex on site mean? What is the meaning of pliable? Artificial prelit christmas tree 6.5 tree how many branch tips and light count should there be? What are you sinking about? How to cite a powerpoint? How to make a money lei? What is the meaning of a rosary? How to hula hoop? How to put phone on do not disturb? How to pronounce general tso? How to make a bed? What does mild plaque in carotid artery mean? What does interim mean? What are the last 4 digits of my zip code? How to turn off 5g on iphone? What does it mean to lose your virginity? What is the meaning of obvious? What new movies are coming out? How to turn off pop up blocker on iphone? How to learn korean? How to dry rosemary? Tips on how to use instagram for marketing? What does out for delivery mean? How to get eye to stop twitching? Tips for effective praise how to praise effectivley? What are adl's? What is an aura? Getaway tips how prepare your next? How to write a resume? Why if i have a black beard the tips are orange? How mind reading tricks are done? Why you shouldn't use q tips? What does bbb mean? Tricks to attaching the aussie jib when hoisted on a hobie 16? How to dye the tips of your short hair? Ryans columbus ms how much do they get in tips alone on average? What does ssr mean in stocks? What symbolic meaning does the character? amazon helper keeps opening windows why How to cook trader joe's balsamic rosemary beef steak tips? Tips on how not to stall a car? How do you soften nail tips to remove them? What is twitter? What does it mean when a guy says no magic tricks? How to replace a toilet flange? What does vitamin c do for your skin? How to calm a panting dog? What does swoop mean? Why don't you ever see elephants hiding in trees meaning? What is medicare part a? How to tell what iphone i have? How to make nfts? What is the meaning of searing? How to shorten a paper tricks? How to smoke a bowl? Funny, when people keep asking you to do vape tricks? What time is it in phoenix? How many seasons for new tricks? What does forse mean? How to cure gerd? What model has great fashion tips? What is ops in baseball? What does a rainbow mean? How to cook beef tips in instant pot? What is the meaning of mutually exclusive events? How to fix acid reflux? How to get square feet? How to do cool skateboard tricks youtube? How long does it take to get a cdl? Korean manhwa webtoon has revenge club on a girl who tricks men? What is the meaning of sepsis? What time is it in moscow? What is the meaning of the word hanukkah? Where to buy steak tips near me? How to open a door without a key? What is the meaning of composure? How to shrink a shirt? Painting tips when using chalk paint on plastic? 5 tips for building a fashion business through social media from a woman who’s done it? What does hereto mean? Those who make peaceful revolution impossible meaning? What is a scallion? What does it mean when your belly button hurts? what is kitchen helper What time does arkansas play today? How to get bigger biceps? What does coconut water taste like? What does mu mean? What is the meaning of menorah? where does video download helper save files to What is the meaning behind the song purple rain? How to take care of yourself? What county is st petersburg fl in? Why are the tips of my seedlings turning brown? What is the meaning of the black rose? What is a miscarriage? What are prophets in the bible?