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Running head: SEXUAL IMPRINTING IN HUMAN MATE CHOICE 1Article: Sexual Imprinting in Human Mate ChoiceBy: Tamas Bereczkei, Petra Gyuris, and Glenn E. WeisfeldPSYC 290Journal Article Critique 21.Research Question or ProblemThe problem was not clearly stated. The purpose of this study was to determine if sexual imprinting on the opposite sex during childhood is used as a template for mate selection later in life (Bereczkei, Gyuris, & Weisfeld, 2004).
Running head: SEXUAL IMPRINTING IN HUMAN MATE CHOICE 22.IntroductionBereczkei et al. (2004) demonstrate, though 27 sources, the multitude of ways humans choose their sexual partners. They explore the positive correlation found between socioeconomic status, age, intellectual ability (education), personality, attractiveness, and other like characteristics. One ideology, the genetic-similarity theory, in which strangers can identify genetic similarity in each other and express altruism which may consequently increase the fitness of their genes (Thiessen & Gregg 1980; Rushton 1989, as cited in Bereczkei 2004, p. 1129). However, these

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