Evolutionary Explanation to Aggression

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

  • The percieved risk of her infidelity
  • Lack of skills, motivation or maintenance difficulties
  • The idea of her not being able to have any children
  • Had lack of cooking skills
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2. 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

3. How does Camilleri (2004)'s findings support sexual coercion's link with aggression?

  • Found that sexual coercion amongst males, not females, as females are not at risk of cuckoldry
  • females do not care
  • Men are just violent anyway

4. What did Dobash & Dobash (1984) find?

  • Main cause of violence was women who were no longer attentive to husbands
  • Battered women's partners cited extreme jealousy as key cause of violence
  • No correlation between sexual jealousy and violence

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

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


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