Evolutionary Explanation to Aggression

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1. What did Camilleri & Quinsey (2009) find?

  • Partner abuse was evident, but only when female was pregnant
  • Men convicted of ****** = more likely to have experienced cuckoldry risks than men who werent
  • Found no evidence linking infidelity to aggression
  • Men who were convicted of **** were found to not have had any risk of cuckoldry
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2. What were the main points from Shakelford et al (2005)'s study?

  • Men used emotional manipulation, inter-sexual negative inducements and direct guarding
  • Men only used physical violence
  • Men were found to use no form of violence

3. 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

4. What did Burch & Gallup (2004) find in regards to violence towards pregnant partners?

  • Violence towards pregnant females completely subsidized until after child birth
  • violence towards pregnant partners decreased in comparison to those who were not pregnant
  • violence toward pregnant partners doubles in comparison to those who were not pregnant
  • Females inflicted more violenc eonto men when they were pregnant

5. What is uroxcide?

  • Sexual Coercion
  • Wife-killing
  • Wife-beating


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