Gender- Evolutionary Perspective

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Division of labour

  • division came about cause women spent time pregnant/feeding men did nothing so made sense for them to hunt etc
  • complementary division enhances reproductive succes and avoids starvation-adaptive advantage
  • KUHN/STINER (2006)= homo sapiens lived cause of division- babies made peeps fed = good life, neanderthals did not survive and died cause both men and women hunted = babies died and possible starvation= no good life

Mate choice

  • reproductive success is key in specie life
  • mate choice ids also important, good mate= good family life/genes bad =death bad times
  • Buss (1989) men look for attractive women look for well off etc
  • males like young attractive because it means more fertile better offspring chance women like well off= provider…


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