Psychology exam prep


Discuss the relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour.


Intra sexual selection: where males are encouraged to find other men competetive in order to compete for the women they like

Inter sexual selection: Where women look for men with a certain characteristic that they could pass on to their offspring to make them have a better chance of survival.

Males main point of call is to look for a women who has fertile oppurtunities as they know this will allow them to pass on their genes.. This is why men have a SHORTER mating preference as they can engage in casual sex without having to worry about the offspring. Move on to the next female to spread their genetics.

Females look for mating partners through differnt concepts for example: strength. They use mate choice to choose someone who will benefit their childs


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