Evolutionary Explanation of The Attraction of Celebrity

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How does evolution explain attraction of celebrity?
Celebrities have an abundance of attractive qualities, making them perfect mates
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What does EEA stand for?
Environment of Evolutionary Adaptiveness
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What are 2 biological examples of male parental investment?
Sperm, Copulation
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What are 5 biological examples of female parental investment?
Menstruation, Milk/Breastfeeding, Labour, Gestation, Ovulation
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How do males sexually select?
Males look for signs of fertility (Youth & Health)
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How do females sexually select?
Females look for signs of good resources
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What are 5 signs of fertility in women?
Wide hips, Large breasts, Symmetrical face, Large eyes, Small mouth
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What are 5 signs of good resources in men?
Financial stability, Shelter, Loyalty, Strength, High status
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Who carried out research involving cultural differences in attraction using 10,000 people in 37 cultures?
Buss (1989)
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What were the results of Buss' research?
In 36 of the cultures: Women preferred "good financial prospects", In every culture: Men preferred younger and more physically attractive qualities, Both wanted Intelligence, Kindness and Dependability
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How did Buss collect their data?
Questionnaires asking participants to rate out of 4 what they look for in a mate out of 18 characteristics
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What alternative evolutionary explanation is there to perfect mates?
Attraction to creative celebrities because humans are neophiliacs
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Who carried out research involving the MAOA enzyme?
Shiraishi (2006)
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What were the results of Shiraishi's research?
Some individuals have more MAOA enzyme which is linked to novelty seeking, suggesting that they are likely to be attracted to creative individuals
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Who carried out research involving boredom in relationships?
Duck (1982)
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What were the results of Duck's research?
Boredom with a partner is a common reason for termination, so partners who offer variety and creativity have longer more reproductively successful relationships
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What are 4 weaknesses of the evolutionary explanation of the attractiveness of celebrity?
Doesn't explain individual differences, Doesn't explain why some people don't find celebrities attractive, Doesn't explain the maladaptive nature of fixation on unachievable relationships with celebrities, There are other valid explanations
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