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Thomas Bray




Describe and evaluate evolutionary explanations of
gender. [8 + 16]
During the evolutionary adaptation time period, between 10-40 thousand years ago, our
ancestors were hunter-gatherers. This created a division between men and women. The men
would hunt for food and the women would be in charge of the…

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Buss 1989 also provided evidence for the EEA, finding that men placed importance on
attractiveness where as women placed it on financial prospects. He analysed data for this
study is 37 countries. However methodological issues with the supporting study must also
be considered, for example the method used…

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