AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Evolutionary Explainations

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1. This theory predicts that male activities require strength, how is this claim criticised?

  • Intelligence is a key factor to competition
  • Does not take into account female strength
  • The agility of the male is not taken into account
  • Women still have children, and carry also - Dual role
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2. How is this theory Era Specific?

  • Role of genders are changing, no longer linked to Women - Carer and Males - Hunter
  • Roles and genders have switched
  • Society is different

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

  • Males have a hunt, protect and competition lifestyle - They need size and strength
  • Males need to be intelligent to outwit their opponents in competition
  • Males need to be strong to be able to hunt

4. How does the Kalahari Desert Sans People support Morris claim?

  • No difference in gender roles
  • Women - Gather, Males - Hunt
  • Women - Hunt, Males - Gather

5. 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

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