- The Nature of Sexual Selection
- Competition for mates between individuals of the same sex affects the evolution of certain traits.
- Sexual Selection and Reproductive Success
- If a particular characteristic becomes established as a universal preference among males, then females with that characteristic will have a greater chance of reproductive success and these characteristics will become increasingly exaggerated.
- Buss: Found that males found an 'hourglass' figure attractive which is logical as this suggests fertility.
- Intrasexual and Intersexual Selection
- Intrasexual Selection: Males compete with other males for access to mates (selection within the same sex)
- Intersexual Selection: Females make a greater investment in…
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