Evolutionary Explanations of Aggression including Infidelity and Jealousy

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1. Who suggested that when men lack resources they use violence as a way of preventing infidelity?

  • Schackelefield
  • Buss (2007)
  • Daly and Wilson
  • Felson
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2. Why are men violent towards pregnant partners?

  • They may believe that infidelity in their partner as occurred and as they don't have parental certainty that the child is their's they are violent towards them to terminate the child and leaving the woman open to bare his child preventing cuckcoldry
  • They are genetically programmed to be aggressive

3. What did Dobash and Dobash find?

  • 55% of battered wives reported jealousy based on suspicion and fear as the main reason for their partner's violence
  • Most physically abused women stated jealousy as the main cause of the violence towards them
  • Out of 2060 murders, women were twice as likely to murder out of jealousy than men
  • Sexual jealousy was the main motivator in domestic killings

4. What did Buss suggest?

  • Most physically abused women stated jealousy as the main cause of the violence towards them
  • Sexual jealousy was the main motivator in domestic killings
  • Men use different ways to retain a mate through restricting autonomy (independence) and negative inducements of violence (threats)
  • 55% of battered wives reported jealousy based on suspicion and fear as the main reason for their partner's violence

5. In which culture can aggression ruin a reputation?

  • Kingsan of the Kalahari Desert
  • Yannomamo of South America
  • Western cultures

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