Evolutionary explanation to gender

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  • Created on: 17-05-16 10:09

1. Why are the females domestic gathers?

  • Spend most of their life pregnant or producing milk, so if they hunted it would reduce reproduction.
  • They wouldn't have time to hunt.
  • They are too fragile and aren't strong enough to hunt.
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2. Which side of the nature/nurture debate is the theory on?

  • Neither, it is a balance
  • Nurture as it is environment and experience can influence human behaviour
  • Nature as it is feelings and innate behaviours

3. Why do females look for certain things in males?

  • To provide for her and their offspring
  • So she can have all the gifts she wants
  • To have his money when he dies

4. What was the cross cultural study findings?

  • Males greater importance on psychical attraction, Females greater importance on resources and status
  • Females greater importance on physical attraction, Males greater importance on resources and status
  • Male and females place equal importance on attraction and resources

5. What does the cross cultural study show?

  • That traits are universal
  • That attitudes are equal around the world
  • That everyone is picky

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