Psychology exam prep


Discuss sex differences in parental investment


Maternal investment: the mother can be certain that their child is theres as they have carried it themselves, whereas the male can never be 100% sure that she is carrying his child.

A mother will invest more time into a child as she has an emotional tie with the child through whatching it grow and develop.

Women will be more choosier when considering a mating partner as she will be carrying the child for nine months therefore will be investing all of her time in the child.

Parental investment: Males don't feel as though they are required to stay once a child has been born and therefore have the oppurtunity to…


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