Relationship between human reproductive behaviour and Sexual Selection

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1. What did Bruce and Young find?

  • The less time a man spend with a woman before sex the more women he could impregnate
  • Both sexes had a preference for symmetrical faces as they represented healthier genes
  • Women are attracted to masculine features such as a square jaw and rigid eyebrows in men as they're associated with high levels of testosterone, suggesting they have healthy genes as testosterone surpasses the immune system
  • Men were more attracted to women with young faces with characteristics such as large eyes, small nose and chin
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2. Which study found that men were more attracted to women with young faces with characteristics such as large eyes, small nose and chin?

  • Cunningham
  • Waynforth
  • Bruce and Young
  • Singh

3. Which study found across cultures there a preference for a female 0.7 waist to hip ratio going an hourglass figure?

  • Singh
  • Buss (1989)
  • Waynforth
  • Cunningham

4. What did Waynforth find?

  • Short term mating preferences in women allowed the women to leave poor quality relationships and have genetically diverse offspring increasing likelihood of their survival
  • Both sexes had a preference for symmetrical faces as they represented healthier genes
  • Women are attracted to masculine features such as a square jaw and rigid eyebrows in men as they're associated with high levels of testosterone, suggesting they have healthy genes as testosterone surpasses the immune system
  • Men were more attracted to women with young faces with characteristics such as large eyes, small nose and chin

5. What did Buss (1989) find?

  • In a cross-cultural study, it was found that men valued physical attractiveness more than women and women valued valued financial success more
  • Short term mating preferences in women allowed the women to leave poor quality relationships and have genetically diverse offspring increasing likelihood of their survival
  • Both sexes had a preference for symmetrical faces as they represented healthier genes
  • Across cultures there a preference for a female 0.7 waist to hip ratio going an hourglass figure

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