Relationships - sexual selection and reproduction behaviour

an evolutionary explanation of partner preference
sexual selection
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this refers to any behaviour which relates to opportunities to reproduce and therefore increase the survival chance of our genes
human reproductive behaviour
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this refers to the differences between male and female sex cells
anisogamy
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this is the preferred strategy of female, they prefer quality over quantity. to them it is important to have better quality genes and fewer children. they look for stronger characteristics
inter-sexual selection
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this is the preferred strategy of males, it shows quantity over quality. the more women a man can get, the better he is perceived by the other males. he also wants to pass on his characteristics to as many off spring as possible
intra-sexual selection
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Card 2

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this refers to any behaviour which relates to opportunities to reproduce and therefore increase the survival chance of our genes

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human reproductive behaviour

Card 3

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this refers to the differences between male and female sex cells

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Card 4

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this is the preferred strategy of female, they prefer quality over quantity. to them it is important to have better quality genes and fewer children. they look for stronger characteristics

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Card 5

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this is the preferred strategy of males, it shows quantity over quality. the more women a man can get, the better he is perceived by the other males. he also wants to pass on his characteristics to as many off spring as possible

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