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2.4.2009 people studying sex: o biological perspective o social perspective o cognitive perspective o pharmacological perspective sociobiology o evolution of human sexuality tries to understand the psychological mechanisms that were products of human evolution to explain our active mating strategies today What remnants of those strategies are left over today that would explain our mating behaviors? o general framework: Sexual strategies theory our mating/the things that we do to have/obtain sex are strategic our strategies are designed to solve particular problems that we face for successful mating examples: perfume, make-up, diets, working out, plastic surgery, alcohol, jewelry, clothes, confidence, lying problems: attracting a mate, selecting a mate, keeping a mate psychological methods falling in love jealousy replacement o natural vs. sexual selection natural selection – adaptation of traits due to their survival benefits sexual selection – adaptation of traits due to their reproductive
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