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Prelim II Human Bonding Review: Buss: the 3 ingredients of sexual strategies theory (p. 241) and hypotheses 1 through 5 and related findings (pp. 242-246) Sexual strategies: 1. human mating is inherently strategic, these strategies exist because they solved specific problems in human evolution. We are completely unaware of why we find certain qualities in a mate attractive. 2. Mating strategies are context-dependent. People behave differently depending on the situation (whether it presents a short term or long term mating prospect 3. Men and women have faced different mating problems over the history of human evolution and therefore have evolved different strategies. Hypothesis: 1. Short-term mating is more important for men than women a. Men can reduce their parental investment to the absolute minimum and still produce offspring. b. Tested on college students in the Midwestern US i. Predicted that men would express a greater interest in seeking a short –term mate than will women c. Results showed that although the sexes do not differ in their stated proclivities for seeking a long-term mate men reported a significantly greater interest in seeking a short term sexual partner than did women about 3 times. men are more interested din seeking a short term mate rather than a long term mate and women are more interested in seeking a long term mate than a short term mate 2. Men seeking a short-term mate will solve the problem of identifying women who are sexually accessible. a. Men consistently reported that they desired a greater number of sex partners b. Men will be more willing to engage in sexual intercourse a shorter period of time after first meeting a potential sex partner c. Men will value quality’s that signal immediate sexual accessibility in a short-term mate highly and less so in a long-term mate d. Men find promiscuity mildly desirable in a short term mate and undesirable in a long-term mate e. Men disliked prudish or sexually inexperienced mates 3. Men seeking a short term mate will minimized commitment and investment a. The attribute of wanting a commitment was strongly desirable in a long term mate but strongly undesirable in a short term mate 4. Men seeking a short term mate will solve the problem of identifying fertile women a. Men value youth as a sign of fertility, value physical attractiveness 5. Men seeking a long-term mate will solve the problem of identifying reproductively valuable women a. Through beauty prefer more attractive women b. One of the strongest sex-linked causes of divorce was a woman’s old age and inability to produce children Miller et al.: testing theoretical assumptions (pp. 90-91, excluding Table 2) Virtually all men and women wanted to eventually settle down n a long term mutually exclusive sexual relationship Men devote a larger proportion of their total mating effort to short term mating than do women Across the data what men desired/found most undesirable women also found desirable/undesirable
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