1. Problem with this theory being based on evolution
- Its based on hunter-gatherer times and can be applied to this modern world as 2 species of apes closely related to humans show little or no parental investment wheras modern day fathers are much more involved in bringing up their children
- Its deterministic to suggest this theory
- Cause and effect of evolution and sex differences in parental investments cannot be found
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2. Which study found that men who are unsure of their parental uncertainty will spend less time with these children?
- Bellis et al.
- Anderson (2007)
- Anderson (1999)
3. What did Anderson (1999) find?
- Men don't discriminate in the way they treat their own biological children and their partner's children from a previous relationship
- Men who are unsure of their parental uncertainty will spend less time with these offspring?
- Male cichild fish prefer largest females as they can produce more eggs
- Men are more negatively affected by sexual infidelity as shown by physiological tests and self-reports
4. 2 Criticisms of Triver's parental investment Model
- Reductionistic to reduce complex subject of sex differences in parental investments and Men can still be choosy in the choice they make in whom they have a child with
- Men can still be choosy in the choice they make in whom they have a child with and also its deterministic to suggest all relationship choices are based upon parental investments as many individuals are purposely childless
- Cause and Effect of parental investment and choosiness of sex cannot be established and Reductionistic to reduce complex subject of sex differences in parental investments
5. What did Werner and Lotem find?
- Male Cichild fish will choose the largest female as they are more likely to produce the largest eggs
- Men don't discriminate in the way they treat their biological children and step children
- Male Orb-weaving spiders are more likely to choose larger females when competition is high
- Men who don't have full parental uncertainty will spend less time with offpsring