ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY – EXAM 6

ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY – EXAM 6 - PSYC 4385:...

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PSYC 4385: ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY – EXAM 6 o Female Sexual Strategies Some PAS can be female strategies. Male damselfly raking spermataphor could actually be the female eliciting sex after mating with an inferior male. (“Regret” more likely sensing inferiority or weakness) In Mammals who require sexual stimulation to induce ovulation. Some rodents are like this. Intromission must occur for x amount (3 min., here) of time before ovulation. Thus, this male must resist the interference from other males, and the female benefits because the male able to stay on must be the strongest (i.e. best genes). Acorn woodpeckers – supernumerary males getting manipulated by female to help at the nest Same idea in larger primates but with a twist: After a new male takes over a harem of females he commits infanticide to babies that cannot be his own. Reasons: 1. Not his 2. Nursing keeps females out of heat. The females will then frequently stray when they can to seek other mates, and if one of their other mates takes over their harem, he is less likely
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