Relationship between human reproductive behaviour and Sexual Selection

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1. Which study found that men were more attracted to women with young faces with characteristics such as large eyes, small nose and chin?

  • Singh
  • Waynforth
  • Cunningham
  • Bruce and Young
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2. Describe intrasexual selection

  • Mate competition; members of the same sex compete for access to members of the opposite sex and the winners go on to mate and pass on their genes that helped them win
  • Mate choice; members of the same sex compete for access to members of the opposite sex and the winners go on to mate and pass on their genes that helped them win
  • Mate competition; the preference of one sex for the opposite sex that possess favourable characteristics and therefore good genes that will be passed onto offspring
  • Mate choice; the preference of one sex for the opposite sex that possess favourable characteristics and therefore good genes that will be passed onto offspring

3. Which study suggested that short term mating preferences in women allowed the women to leave poor quality relationships and have genetically diverse offspring increasing likelihood of their survival?

  • Singh
  • Grilling and Buss
  • Buss (2003)
  • Buss (2007)

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

  • Cunningham
  • Singh
  • Waynforth
  • Buss (1989)

5. What did Bruce and Young find?

  • 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
  • Both sexes had a preference for symmetrical faces as they represented healthier genes
  • Men were more attracted to women with young faces with characteristics such as large eyes, small nose and chin
  • The less time a man spend with a woman before sex the more women he could impregnate

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