What Is Inherited Behavior?

Evolutionary Psychologists study how our minds work as a function of how these processes benefit the human species. Evolutionary psychologists divide behavior into two main groups, inherited behavior and learned behavior. Learned behavior is the things that you are taught by your parents, teachers, and members of the community, or behaviors that you teach yourself. So, what are inherited behaviors?

Inherited Behavior

Inherited behaviors are behaviors that are passed down genetically. Our genes control things like our hair type and color, our eye color, and our height – but we don’t usually think of them controlling our behavior. That’s partly because most of our behaviors are learned, rather than inherited.

However, some behaviors are so beneficial to the human species, that the ancient ancestors that mastered them are the ones that survived long enough to pass those traits down to their offspring and so on. These are our inherited behaviors.

While most scientists agree that some behaviors are controlled by genetics, which ones and to what degrees is a topic of frequent debate. https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/behavior/what-is-inherited-behavior/

2 Comments on “What Is Inherited Behavior?”

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