AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Evolutionary Explainations

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

  • 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
  • Males what women who are nurturing to care for their offspring
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2. How does Holloway link Anderssons theory of size and strength to Animals?

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

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

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

4. 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

5. How is this theory Era Specific?

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


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