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Psychology Exam 3

Evolutionary Psychology

What is evolutionary psychology? The study of the evolution of the mind and behavior
Why do men and women have different mating strategies? Because the genders invest different amounts in the reproductive process
Describe women's sexual strategy. (Quality) 1. Economic capacity 2. Social status 3. Age - older than the female
Describe men's sexual strategy. (Quantity) 1. Youth 2. Physical beauty (body shape; symmetry) 3. Healthy
Who has greater investment in reproduction and why? Women have a greater investment because they only make 400 eggs and they can't reproduce after menopause.
What is the most attractive waist to hip ratio? .70
What are some physiological cues that our ancestors had causal sex? 1. The longer couples are separated the more sperm is produced. 2. Men desire more sex partners and get rearoused when they see a new female. 3. Men pursue and have more affairs then women.
Created by: Vannarose