Evolutionary Explanation to Aggression

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1. 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
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2. Why would men beat pregnant women?

  • Feel that the women's genes are not strong, meaning that the child would not survive due to lack of reproduction
  • Terminate the baby and therefore eliminating the potential offspring of a rival
  • Don't want to use their resources

3. Who proposed that males have evolved several different strategies to deter their female partners from committing adultery?

  • Bandura
  • Zimbardo
  • Daly & Wilson (1988)
  • Buss (1988)

4. What did Daly et al (1982) find?

  • Jealousy promoted a stronger bond between the two partners
  • Sexual jealousy was most common motivation for US domestic disputes in US
  • Sexual jealousy had no influence on aggression

5. Why does Daly & Wilson (1988) propose that sexual jealousy is adaptive?

  • It isn't adaptive
  • Prevents parental uncertainty and therefore preventing males from becoming cuckolds
  • Keep women in love with 1 man

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