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section quiz 10 - Section 10 Human Mate Choice and...

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Section 10: Human Mate Choice and Parenting 1. How does evolutionary theory predict the differences in mate preference between men and women? What role does culture play in dictating mate preferences? Men prefer younger, women prefer older. Values, economics, etc. 2. How does evolutionary theory explain the different preferences of the bride and groom’s families in Kipsigi bridewealth negotiations? Groom – reproductive success. Early menarche. Plump women because seem to be more fertile 3. What is the difference between mating and parenting effort as it relates to child care? When will you see a man invest in both, only one, or neither? Mating – securing a mate Parenting – investing in survival of offspring Both – mate is mother and is his child Only mating – mate is mother not his child Only parenting – mate not mother, is his child Neither – mate not mother, not his child 4. Define and give two examples of “discriminative parental solicitude” – make sure one example is prenatal and one is after birth.
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