SexualDifferentiation (1)

the application of evolutionary biology to the

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Unformatted text preview: so because they are of evolutionary benefit. They help the species to survive. Evolutionary Psychology Mate selection = dating behavior in humans E.g., dancing = assessment of physical fitness men paying for dates = assessment of whether man will be good provider being attracted to physically attractive people = assessment of health Evolutionary Psychology Sociobiologists explain the sexual double standard as being of evolutionary benefit Evolutionary Psychology Problems: Ignores our cognitive abilities Ignores cultural differences Based on other species and applied to humans Two similar behaviors in two species does not necessarily mean they occur for the same reason Ignores disconfirming examples Are we really driven to pass on our genes? Does physical attractiveness = health? Transsexuality Is when a person's gender identity does not match their biological sex A person experiences gender dysphoria - they feel trapped in the wrong sex's body Differs from transvestism (cross-dressing for sexual ar...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Ashcraft during the Spring '10 term at Clarion.

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