Aims and Context of Buss (1989)

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What context can Buss' research be placed in?
Historical- Darwin Evolutionary psychology. Q's such as "How much of human mate preference is due to nature?" "How much of this pattern is common to all Human cultures"- survival of society depends on people choosing suitable mates- healthy Child
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Describe Trivers's (1972) research
Sexual preferences- parental investments- Female carries baby for 9 months- higher investment looks for a higher status with resources (choosy)
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Describe Symons's (1979) research
Reproductive value- 18 can have more babies than 28- males seek younger women also characteristics associated with fertility- hourglass figure
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What were Buss' aims?
1.) are characteristics we chose different between men and women 2.) are gender specific preferences the same globally and due to evolution- suggests if people lacked preference they had died out.
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What were Buss' aims? (continued)
3.) Cross-cultural study. looking to see wheter a cultures religion, socioeconomic status and location would affect mate preference.
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