Sexual Selection Essay Plan / Notes

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Di
scu ss t
h e r
e l
a ti
on sh i
p betw e en se xual
se l
e ct
io n and
huma n repro du ct
iv e
b eh a vi
ou r
(
2 4 m)
AO1: AO2:
Natural selection: R ef e r
s to
t h ose b est
H o wever,
s o me thi
n g
w h i
ch i
s mo r
e l
ikel
y
adapted
to t h ei
r e nvi
ron me nt
a r e mo re t o
ma te
cou l
d be detr
ime ntal
to
survival
,
l
ikel
y to surv ive .
e .g.
male peacock's tail: a t
tra ct
s
Sexual selection: R ef
e r s t
o i
n d ivi
du a l
s f e ma l
es be ca use of
the co l
our but
ma kes
who a r
e mo s t suc cessfu l
at
ma t
ing/
h a vi
ng th e
ma le
pe a cock more vi
si
b l
e t
o potenti
al
of
fspring an d
are mo r
e l
i kel
y to pass on p redators.
t
heir
g enes.
I
N TER S EX U A L
S ELE C T IO N:
If t
he
evolu ti
o nary t
he or
y of
hu ma n sexual
Thi
s c onsi
s t s
of
me mb e r s
o f
o n e sex s elect
ion i
s c orr
ect,
then
w e wo uld
exp ect
at
temp ti
n g
t o
imp r
ess me mb e r
s of
th e t o
fi
nd
dif
fe re nces f
avo ured by males and
ot
he r
. I
f a ch a rac teri
sti
c b ecome s fe ma l
es r
eg a r
d l
ess of
cu l
ture.
B u ss
est
ab li
she d a s
a un i
ver s al
pre f
e rence c onfuced a study i
n vol
vin g
ove r
10,000
amo ng fema l es,
ma l
es p osses s ing
th e p eop l
e i
n 3 7 di
ff
e r
en t
cu l
tur
e s
w hi
ch
characteri
st ic
w i
ll have g r
e at
e r s uppo r
ted th is hi
g h
e cologica l
val
idi
ty
r
ep r
od ucti
ve succ ess.
a nd popula ti
o n vali
dit
y.
The prefere n ce
o f
one s ex
de te rmine s
the F ema les
ar e l
o oki
ng for
males who could
ar
e as i
n w hi c h
th e othe r sex mu st financial
ly
p rov i
de f
o r
t
he m.
Ma l
e s
w er
e
comp ete.
T h i s
is kno wn as
the `
sexy sons loo ki
ng for
w o men
w ho
w er
e
yo un ger
than
hypothes i
s' th ems el
ves ,
w ho were h eal
thy and had
a
g ood
w ai
st t
o hi
p
rati
o.
SEX U AL SE L E C TIO N: C a mpo s
et al:
In
p er
so na l
ads, they
found
Thi
s i
s
the
p ro ces s
w he r eby i
n d ivi
dua ls t h at
as wome n aged, t
he y beca me
less
adverti
se
bo th
the ir
own require me nt s
in
a d ema nding i
n t
h ei
r
ma te
select i
on,
mate an d
th e i
r
o w n at
tr a ct
ive w h er
e as
ma le s
be came mo r
e
c hoosy.
characteri
st ic s.
T ho se
w ho ha v e
de sirabl
e ( SU PPO RT )
qual
it
ie s
a r
e in a strong ba r
g a i
n i
n g S trassberg &
H ol
ty:
4 ad s
for
ma les
posi
ti
o n and ca n b e
mo re
sele c t
ive.
loo ki
ng for
fe ma l
es f
ou nd
that
t he
mo st
p opu l
ar
ad w as
the one t
hat de scr
ibed t
he
w o man
as ` amb it
ious an d
inde pen dent
'
a nd not
`sl
im and kind'
.
T his sh ows t
ha t
a mo ng ma le i
nternet
use rs,
fi
na ncial
ind ependen c e
ma y be p r
eferr
e d
to
p hysical
attra cti
vene ss.
(R EFU TI
N G
E V I
D EN CE )
I
N TRA SE X U AL S ELEC TION
D a l
y & Wil
s on :
Ove r
90% of al
l
same
s ex
Memb ers
o f
o ne sex co mp ete
w ith
ea ch mu rder
s i
n v o l
ve me n at
an
a ge
w hen mate
ot
he r
for acc e ss t o
me mb ers
o f
the o t
her c omp eti
ti
on
is mo st
i
n t
en se and t
h at
a
sex.
T he vi
c t
o rs a re
ab le
to ma te and so large
propo r
tion of
thi
s v i
olence i
s
pass
o n the ir gen es,
wh e reas the
los er
s c onne ct
ed w it
h
sexu al
r
i val
ry.
do
n ot.
Ma l
e s di
s p l
ay a g gress i
o n i
f
th eir
B us s:
Men a re si
gn i
fi
can tl
y mo re l
ikel
y
th an wome n t
o ma ke t
hr eat
s
o f
viol
en ce

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