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Outline and evaluate evolutionary
explanations of gender role
development
One evolutionary explanation of gender role development is the evolutionary theory. Gender roles
are the particular attitudes, interests and behaviours that members of each sex adopt. For example,
men often enjoy sports more than women.

Evolutionary psychologists claim that this gender…

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Further evidence in favour of nature is that research into the division of labour has in turn led to
research which has increased our understanding of why Homo sapiens (humans) survived but Homo
Neanderthalenis (Neanderthals) did not. For example the Neanderthal diet was based on mainly meat
which they needed…

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