Gender and Aggression

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1. Trivers - Sexual Selection

  • Males have uncommitted sex and seeking wealth to produce as many offspring as possible, females want to be choosy and keep youthful so that males provide resources
  • Females have uncommitted sex and seeking wealth to produce as many offspring as possible, males want to be choosy and keep youthful so that males provide resources
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2. Clark & Hatfield

  • attractive confederates approached opposite-sexand asked 1/3 questions: males and females both willing to engage in causal sex.
  • attractive confederates approached opposite-sex and asked 1/3 questions: males more willing to engage in causal sex.
  • attractive confederates approached opposite-sex and asked 1/3 questions: females more willing to engage in causal sex.

3. AO1 - why males and females behave differently

  • females and males have the same level of oestrogen
  • female and male are identical to begin with but then the relative balance of hormones is important for the way people behave
  • females and males have the same level of androgens

4. AO2/3 - Wagner et al

  • found that castration of rats causes aggression to increase but injections of testosterone decreased aggression
  • found that castration of rats causes aggression to increase and injections of testosterone increased aggression
  • found that castration of rats causes aggression to decrease but injections of testosterone increased aggression
  • found that castration of rats causes aggression to decrease and injections of testosterone decreased aggression

5. What is the difference in risk taking between males and females?

  • males are more likely to take risks, due to more testosterone whereas females take less risk. Twist and Stacey found that women were involved in more impactful car crash.
  • males are more likely to take risks, due to more testosterone whereas females take less risk. Twist and Stacey found that women were involved in less impactful car crash.
  • females are more likely to take risks, due to more testosterone whereas males take less risk. Twist and Stacey found that women were involved in less impactful car crash.

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