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. How does Shakelford et al (2008) suggest that uroxicide benefits men?

  • The women would be too weak to look for another partner
  • It doesn't - they get caught and their genes get wasted
  • Not all men possess resources. By using this method, they scare them into obedience
  • Because then the female is fragile and would not want to find another partner

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

  • Men act difffently - some men may used mate-renention, sexual coercion, uroxcide and some may become alcholics
  • It is just false
  • Doesn't explain why women live longer than men
  • It isn't broad enough

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

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

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

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


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