Relationships- Parental Investment

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1. Cross cultural research in which males are more likely to engage in sexual relationships than females, females more distressed by emotional betrayal than sexual and vice versa

  • Geher
  • Clark and Hatfield
  • Buss
  • Mead
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2. What is a males main concern with his partner when investing in a child?

  • Finance
  • Infidelity
  • Attractiveness
  • Jealousy

3. Parental Investment is...

  • Strategies males and females use to ensure they pass their genes on and have healthy offspring.
  • Investments made by parents in offspring which increases offsprings chance of surving
  • Parents giving money to offspring

4. 96 American students approached by a stranger and asked to either go on date, go to apartment or engage in sexual activities. Equal numbers of m&f agree to date, 11x more males go to apartment and 75% of males agree to sex while no females do

  • Buss- Support Study
  • Clark and Hatfield- Support Study
  • Clark and Hatfield- Challenge Study
  • Buss- Challenge Study

5. Study that showed men invest equally in the college education of step children and biological children

  • Andersson et al.
  • Buss
  • Hargreaves
  • Gray and Silver

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