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Law of the Jungle?, The

Synopsis
Richard Dawkins, author of ‘The Selfish Gene’ and leading British sociobiologist, is interviewed about what scientists can learn from the Darwinian approach to human behaviour. Glenn Wilson talks about sexual strategies of coyness in females and promiscuity in men - and their role in ensuring reproductive success. One of the problems of this approach is that it assumes similarities exist between animals and human behaviour. The difficulties of making such interpretations are highlighted in a discussion of wildlife films by Rosalind Coward and an interview with Steven Rose, Professor of Biology at the Open University.
Series
Social Science Foundation Course, Course D102
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Psychology
Keywords
behavioural psychology; sexual reproduction

Credits

Producer
Clare Falkner
Cast
John Clarke 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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