RELATIONSHIPS - PARTNER PREFERENCES,SEXUAL SELECTION AND HRB

What is sperm described to be in the evolutionary explanation forparter preferences?
Cheap
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How long do men remain fertile?
Throughout their life
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How do men feel about paternity according to the evolutionary explanation for partner preferences?
Unsure of paternity
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What are eggs described to be in the evolutionary explanation for parter preferences?
Expensive
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How long are women fertile for?
30 years
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How do women feel about maternity according to the evolutionary explanation for partner preferences?
Sure of maternity
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What are males human reproductive behaviours?
Promiscuous, Short term mating with multiple females
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What are males inter sexual selection?
Young, attractive fertile females
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What are females human reproductive behaviours?
Long term mating, Choosy
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What are females inter sexual selection?
Strong, dominant, resourceful males and are choosy
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Which gender takes part in intra sexual selection?
Males
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What do males do in intra sexual selection?
Compete against other males to access fertile females
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Males and females are said to have differing reproductive behaviours due to . . .
Anisogomy
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What is anisogomy?
Differences in male and female sex cells
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What is intra sexual selection?
Quantity over quality, Fertile female "rare source", Male/Female dimorphism, Large male=advantage
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What is inter sexual selection?
Quality over quantity, Females invest more time/commitment, Choose carefully, Look for genetic fitness&resources, Courtship
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What are the strengths of the evolutionary explanation for partner preferences?
Research to support by Buss, Research to support by Davis
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What are the weaknesses of the evolutionary explanation for partner preferences?
Reductionist, Cant explain all relationships, Socially sensitive
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What did Buss' research find?
Females prefer rich ambitious males, Males prefer young, attractive females
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Why is the evolutionary explanation for partner preferences criticised for being reductionist?
As relationships are reduced down to evolved unconscious psychological mechanisms/ genes and rejects thoughts and the social learning theory
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What relationships can the evolutionary explanation not explain?
Same sex, Those who like older women, Couples who don't want children
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Why is the evolutionary explanation socially sensitive?
As aggression and violence is stated to be inevitable, affecting society and justifying these behaviours
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What did research by Davis find?
Men look for health/ attractiveness and offer wealth and resources. Females look for resources and status while offering youth and beauty
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