Evolutionary Explanation to Aggression

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1. What is an limitation of this theory suggested by Buss & Shakelford (1997)?

  • It is just false
  • Doesn't explain why women live longer than men
  • Men act difffently - some men may used mate-renention, sexual coercion, uroxcide and some may become alcholics
  • It isn't broad enough
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2. How does Felson (1997) support the claim that this theory is gender bias?

  • Found that women were x2 as more likely to murder out of jealousy than men
  • Women are x3 more likely to cheat

3. What did Dobash & Dobash (1984) find?

  • Battered women's partners cited extreme jealousy as key cause of violence
  • No correlation between sexual jealousy and violence
  • Main cause of violence was women who were no longer attentive to husbands

4. What did Goetz et al. (2008) state?

  • Sexual coercion happens when there are no children in the family
  • Sexual coercion is a consequence of partners perception of infidelity
  • Infidenlity is a cogntive disorder

5. What IDA point is best suited for this theory?

  • Gender Bias
  • Nature vs. Nurture


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