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Stephanie Hoskins




Outline and evaluate the evolutionary explanation of gender development.

Gender refers to the concepts o masculine and feminine whereas sex is the biological
fact of being a male or female. According to the evolutionary approach, gender
differences are neither deliberate nor conscious they exist because they enhanced or…

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Stephanie Hoskins




imply social factors are also involved, so the evolutionary explanations cannot fully
explain gender roles.

Another evolutionary explanation of gender development is mate choice, which
suggests that gender role behaviours are related to reproductive strategies. It is thought
that men will look for women who are young whereas…

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