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 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

3. How is this approach deterministic?

  • Does not take into account social and biological factors
  • Does not take into account free will

4. Who came up with the Reproductive Suppression Hypothesis?

  • Surbey
  • James and Jacobs
  • Greeley

5. What does Surbeys Theory state?

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

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