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What is Buss' study first supported by?
Trivers
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What did Triver suggest?
females have higher parental investment so they will be more 'choosy when selecting a partner who has status and resources, which make sure her and her offspring survive
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How does this evidence support Buss?
He found females look for resources (financial prospects) and status(ambition in men similar to Trivers' predictions
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How is Buss' research an improvement on Trivers' evidence?
Buss collected masses of different primary data through questionaires
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which makes it what?
More reliable
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What is wrong with Trivers' work?
Theoretical
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What is evidence for Buss?
Symons
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what did Symons suggest?
Males seek young females in order to conceive greater number of offspring
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Why ?
They have higher reproductive value
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Why does this support Buss' findings?
In all 37 cultures males preferred a younger female partner
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how is Buss strengthened?
Symons work was only theoretical
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What evidence challenges Buss?
Thornhill
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What did he suggest was a key characteristic in a mate?
Facial symmetry as this suggests strong genes
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what does he suggests?
Men and women prefer partners who have balanced faces
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How does this rejects Buss' conclusion?
Men and women seek different characteristics in a mate as both are looking for physical attractiveness associated with symmetry not just males
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Why is Buss' research stronger?
His was cross cultural and global
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