Basic Notes on Sexual Selection

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Sexual Selection
INTRASEXUAL SELECTION:
Members of one sex (usually male) compete for mate.
Some researches reject sexual selection and say it's because women
are easier to control.
BUSS found men generally pick younger women. 29 cultures.
KENDRICK however, found teenage males provided women 5 years
older.
INTRASEXUAL SELECTION
Members of one sex (usually female) chose mate from preferences.
Studies restricted to mate preferences than mate choice.
BUSS: Men do chose younger women. 29 cultures.
Men who divorce + remarry tend to chose younger women.
SHORT TERM MATING
PARENTAL INVESTMENT THEORY: BUSS + SCHMITT
Male = sex earlier + casual sex: lower standards and decreased attraction after
sex (BUSS)
CLARKE AND HATFIELD:
Date: 50/50. Apartment: 6/69. Sex: 0/75.
GRIELING AND BUSS:
Woman shortterm pluses:
+ Leaving poor quality relationship
+ More diverse offspring.
LONG TERM MATING:
High rate of choosiness in men and women.
Women want: Resources, protection, good parental qualities, and minimal costs.
Men want: Fertility.
BUSS:
Female want good finance more than male.
Male want physical attractiveness.
Male want younger than them.
Female + Male want intelligence, kindness and dependability.
HORMONAL FACTORS:
Women in menstrual cycle = more attractive to men.
MILLER ET AL: Lap dancers earned twice as much on the oestrus
part of their cycle.

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