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the branch of psychology that studies the mental adaptations of humans to a changing environment, especially differences in behavior, cognition, and brain structure.


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  • Evolutive

    [ev-uh-loo-tiv or, esp. British, ee-vuh-] /ˈɛv əˌlu tɪv or, esp. British, ˈi və-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or promoting ; evolutionary: an evolutive process. 2. tending to evolve, or toward . /ɪˈvɒljʊtɪv/ adjective 1. relating to, tending to, or promoting evolution

  • Evolvable

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