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. 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)

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

  • Waynforth
  • Singh
  • Buss (1989)
  • Cunningham

4. What did Buss (2007) 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
  • The less time a man spend with a woman before sex the more women he could impregnate
  • Due to higher level of parental investment in women, they had a preference for a man who would be a good parent, invest resources in her and offspring, be able to physically protect them and be compatible to her
  • Across cultures there a preference for a female 0.7 waist to hip ratio going an hourglass figure

5. What did Bruce and Young find?

  • The less time a man spend with a woman before sex the more women he could impregnate
  • Men were more attracted to women with young faces with characteristics such as large eyes, small nose and chin
  • 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

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