Discuss the relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour

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Darwin
Claims that we have adapted over time to produce the best surviving and most attractive genes
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Daly and Wilson (1988)
Support intrasexual selection by pointing out that 90% of all same-sex murders involve men at an age when mate competition is most intense and that a large proportion of this violence is connected to sexual rivalry
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Buss (1988)
Also found that men are significantly more likely than women to make threats of violence towards men who were perceived to have made sexual advances towards their mate
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Buss
Looked at whether there were universals of human mate preference. Concluded that women more than men desired mates who had 'good financial prospects' whereas men place more importance on physical attractiveness
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Miller (2007)
Miller provided biological perspective. He did research in a lap dancing club: compared those on the pill and those not. Both reached their fertile time of the month, the females not on the pill received more attention and more tips
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Greiling and Buss (2000)
Sexual selection theory ignores the possible benefits of short term mating to the female: more genetically diverse of better-quality offspring
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Support intrasexual selection by pointing out that 90% of all same-sex murders involve men at an age when mate competition is most intense and that a large proportion of this violence is connected to sexual rivalry

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Daly and Wilson (1988)

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Also found that men are significantly more likely than women to make threats of violence towards men who were perceived to have made sexual advances towards their mate

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Looked at whether there were universals of human mate preference. Concluded that women more than men desired mates who had 'good financial prospects' whereas men place more importance on physical attractiveness

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Miller provided biological perspective. He did research in a lap dancing club: compared those on the pill and those not. Both reached their fertile time of the month, the females not on the pill received more attention and more tips

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