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Evolutionary Explanations into Gender Roles
INTRODUCTION
· Explaining behaviour through processes of natural and sexual selection
· Much of human behaviour has been generated through adaption to environmental
problems to promote the survival of the species
· This approach therefore tells us that men and women have evolved into having…

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· Wilson and Daly (1985) equate it with male gambling - winning means gaining huge
amount in terms of resources and status

A01/A02 INTO FEMALE GENDER ROLES
· Female gender role considered to be passive, nurturing, caring
· Female anatomy provides safe environment for foetus to grow and develop during…

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· Differences could be attributed to invention of contraceptive pill, when risk of
reproduction appears to be removed from sexual activity, female can have as many
sexual partners as male due to lack of risk of long term investment - suggests there
is a cognitive influence
· Western culture, growing…

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