Psychology | Unit 3 | Relationships - Sexual Selection

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Psychology | Unit 3 | Relationships - Sexual Selection
1 Types of Sexual Selection
1.1 Intersexual (mate choice)
1.2 Intrasexual (mate competition)
2 Gender Differences
2.1 Males
2.1.1 Greater desire for casual sex.
2.1.2 Seek sex early on in relationship.
2.1.3 More women impregnated means more genes passed on.
2.1.4 Over short-term men appear to lower standards compared to women.
2.2 Females
2.2.1 Not subjected to same evolutionary pressures as men.
2.2.2 Less benefits from casual sex.
2.3 In the long-term, both sexes typically invest heavily in any offspring.
3 Preferences
3.1 Males
3.1.1 Physical attractiveness
3.1.2 Younger partners
3.2 Females
3.2.1 Resources
3.3 Both sexes look for mates who are intelligent, kind, and dependable.
4 Research Support
4.1 Penton-Voak et al. (1999)
4.2 Buss's study of 37 cultures
4.3 Dunn et al.
5 Limitations
5.1 Validity Issues - Preferences are not the same as choices.
5.2 Gender bias and heterosexual bias.

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