AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Eating Behaviour - Anorexia Nervosa - Evolutionary

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1. What does this delay in maturity give the women the ability to do?

  • Chose when they give birth, when conditions for survival are better
  • Chose to mature, to give a better chance for survial
  • Chose when they want to grow up
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2. What is a criticism of the RSH?

  • Does not explain why children become anorexic
  • 25% of AN patients are male, this does not explain their reasoning
  • Women over 25 still become anorexia, this does not explain why

3. What does Surbeys Theory state?

  • Girls control their weight to keep genetic success
  • Girls control their weight to delay sexual maturation
  • Girls control their weight so they can stay young

4. What is a problem with the evolutionary approach on AN?

  • It cannot explain how is passes on as genetics
  • Can't explain why older women have it
  • Does not explain why women who don't want children don't have AN

5. How does this theory link to modern day?

  • Girls control their weight to say pre-pubescent
  • Girls control their weight so they can stay thin


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