Relationship between human reproductive behaviour and Sexual Selection

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1. 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?

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

  • Singh
  • Waynforth
  • Cunningham
  • Bruce and Young

3. What did Waynforth find?

  • 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
  • Short term mating preferences in women allowed the women to leave poor quality relationships and have genetically diverse offspring increasing likelihood of their survival
  • Men were more attracted to women with young faces with characteristics such as large eyes, small nose and chin

4. Describe intrasexual selection

  • 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
  • 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

5. Issue of inter sexual selection

  • Cause and effect relationship cannot be established
  • Deterministic to suggest that natural selection based on based on whether they have good genes completely determines the mate we choose, not all relationships are carried out for reproduction e.g. birth control, homosexual relationships
  • Reductionistic to reduce a complex subject of mate choice down to natural selection
  • Both sexes had a preference for symmetrical faces as they represented healthier genes

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