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
  • Men act difffently - some men may used mate-renention, sexual coercion, uroxcide and some may become alcholics
  • It isn't broad enough
  • Doesn't explain why women live longer than men
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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 is a problem to this evolutionary explanation?

  • doesn't explain why males, when faced with same problem, act differently
  • It doesn't explain why women survive longer than men
  • It doesn't explain to what extent it benefits men
  • Because it is not adaptive in any way, shape, or form

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

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

5. Finish the sentence: 8 studies of the same sex killings involve 'love-triangles' found that __% were male to male murder and only _% female to female murders

  • 11%, 89%
  • 99%, 1%
  • 92%, 8%
  • 77%, 23%


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