Evolutionary Explanation to Aggression

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1. How does Buss & Schakelford's (1977) study support the evolutionary claim that mate retention strategies are only used when an adaptive problem is faced?

  • Men who thought their wives were unfailthful inflicted greated punishment in comparison to those who did not anticipate infidelity
  • Men who thought that their wives were unfaithful did not impose any more violence than those who did not think that their wife was unfaithful
  • No men know whether their wife is unfaithful or not, they use mate retention strategies to prevent it
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2. What is uroxcide?

  • Wife-killing
  • Wife-beating
  • Sexual Coercion

3. Camilleri (2004) said that: Sexual assault of a female by her male partner was directly linked with ____________________________?

  • Had lack of cooking skills
  • Lack of skills, motivation or maintenance difficulties
  • The percieved risk of her infidelity
  • The idea of her not being able to have any children

4. What is a problem to this evolutionary explanation?

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

5. 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


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