AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Evolutionary Explainations

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1. What does Andersson 1997 look at with Males aggression and it's link to evolution?

  • Males need to be strong to be able to hunt
  • Males have a hunt, protect and competition lifestyle - They need size and strength
  • Males need to be intelligent to outwit their opponents in competition
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2. What does Shields state about how different genders evolve?

  • They evolve differently in order to survive
  • They evolve to take on their different gender roles

3. Why can the evolutionary theory not be generalised?

  • Cannot explain social and biological factors
  • Research is only through observation
  • Research is through case studies only

4. How does Buss link sexual selection to evolutionary explanations?

  • Males what women who are nurturing to care for their offspring
  • Women want males with resources - Strong and Size = Success in competition, and so are seen as attractive
  • Women want males who are strong so they can be protected

5. How does Holloway link Anderssons theory of size and strength to Animals?

  • Males chimps are 1.3x bigger than females
  • Male chimps are 3x bigger than females
  • Female chimps are 2x bigger than males


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