Evolutionary explanations of gender

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Main 3 sections discussed?
Division of labour, mate choice + E-S theory
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Kuhn + Stiner
Neanderthals died out due to the lack of division of labour + so makes sense as to why we developed this division of labour ==> success
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Buss
37 cultures, 10000 people; found universally women wanted older men with resources + men wanted younger women as they displayed signs of fertility , but both wanted those who displayed good signs of parenting
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Waynforth + Dunbar
Personal ads - 44% of men advertised for younger women + 50% of women displayed this. 22% women wanted an attractive male + 34% of men displayed this
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Baron-Cohen
Developed the E-S theory, which stands for empathisisng-systematic theory: whereby men are more systematising + women are more empathetic
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Taylor et al
Women aren't just better at empathising but also better at respond to stress ; due to the presence of a hormone called oxytocin . Tend + Befriend - evolutionary bcz they looked after children + men = fight/flight - hunting
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Ennis et al
Tested cortisol levels 1 weeks before + on the day of an exam. Found that women had much lower levels compared to boys
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Taylor et al
Stress in the EEA - diff stress responses
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Kuhn + Stiner

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Neanderthals died out due to the lack of division of labour + so makes sense as to why we developed this division of labour ==> success

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Buss

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