Relationship between sexual selection and Human reproductive behaviour

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      • D - Darwin - Stated that anything that isn't for survival has evolved to find mates
        • I - Intrasexual selection - Males will attempt to impress females through traits such as strength and intelligence
        • I - Intersexual selection - Involves the relationship between one gender and another. e.g. the area that the females find most attractive will be the feature that wins
      • B - Buss - The less time a man spends with one woman the more time he has to impregnate others, making him successful
      • B - Buss and Schmitt - Men lower their standards for short term mating
      • B - Buss - Men should be compatible to ensure minimal loss for her and her children
      • B - Buss - 10,000 participants from 37 countries. Found men like young women while women prefer successful men
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      • P - Penton-Voak - Found women's preference changed with their menstruation cycle. They preferred feminine men but masculine when conception risk was high
      • B - Buss - Claimed men prefer young women because they are easy to control
      • K - Kenrick - Criticized this claim and stated that teenage boys liked young-older women whom they couldn't control
        • B - Buss - Claimed men prefer young women because they are easy to control
      • Men were more attracted to women during their oestrus stage of menstruation. Stripper study.
      • C - Clarke and Hatfield - Asked strangers for sex - 75% of men said yes 0% of women did
      • B - Buss - Large study: large sample size, questionnaires, demand characteristics and investigator effects, however culturally diverse
      • G - Greiling and Buss - Women benefit from short term mating opportunities as they can create genetic diversity

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