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How do we chose our partners?
if characteristics we choose in a mate are different for men and women
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Which debate has been around since Darwin?
Nature, nurture debate
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The survival of society depends on people choosing partners who can produce what?
healthy offspring
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How do females invest more into their offspring?
She carries her baby for 9 months which is a great investment
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According to Trivers, females are extra choosy when choosing a mate – what might they look for?
A mate who is a higher status and has a lot of resourses
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According to Symons, why is a male more likely to choose a younger female as their mate?
she is able to produce a lot of offspring
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What research method did Buss use?
cross cultural questionaire
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How many pps did Buss have?
10,047
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How many cultures were the pps from?
37
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What was the mean sample size per country?
272
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In the first questionnaire, each characteristic was rated on a what point scale?
18 characteristics
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The second questionnaire included two critical characteristics what were they?
financial prospects and looks
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Buss's research used a 'double blind procedure- what does this mean?
the native researchers did not know the hypothesis
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In /37 cultures females valued 'good financial prospects' more highly than males
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in how many cultures did males rate good looks in their mate more highly than females?
37
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In ___/37 cultures, females valued “ambition” more highly than males.
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What was the mean age of marriage for females?
25.3
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There was some evidence to suggest males value “chastity”. Give an example of a culture that did value chastity.
China
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WHat was rated highly by most pps?
Kindness and understanding
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Did Buss conclude that sex differences in mate preference were or were not confirmed across all cultures?
weren't
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The first piece of alternative evidence which supports Buss’ study was carried out by whom?
Trivers
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WHat did the theorist suggest about mate preferences?
He suggested that females have higher parental investment so they will be more'choosy' when selecting a partner
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In what way do the two studies support each other?
he founds females looks for resources (financial prospects) and status (determined by ambition)
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Why is Buss' study an improvement on the other study?
Buss collected masses of primary data through questionaires making it more reliable
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Who was the second piece of alternating evidence carried out by?
Symons
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What did the theorist suggest about mate preferences?
Males should seek young females in order to concieve greater number of offspring
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Why is Buss stronger than both studies?
Symons work is only theoretical
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Who was the alternative evidence carried out by?
Thornhill
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What does this suggest about mate preferences?
people seek mates who have balanced faces
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How is this study's challenge to Buss weakened?
his research was not cross cultural or global.
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