Chapter 16 Human Mate Choice and Parenting

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Chapter 16 Human Mate Choice and Parenting *evolutionary theory may not help us explain contemporary human behavior *primarily mating behavior NS shapes our psychology for reproductive purposes THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN MATE PREFERENCES *foraging-women choose men with access to resources (female consumption > production) in most of reproductive life; men choose women with these attributes People generally care about personal quality of mates; men and women tend to differ in mate preferences predicted by parental investment theory (no society in which women value chastity more than men do) (differences as discussed in class) Men and women have different mating tactics Females tend to prefer fewer, longer-term commitments than males do because of the costs they bear in terms of conception and child-rearing. Men tend to overestimate women’s sexual intent, whereas women tend to underestimate men’s interest in commitment. False positives and negatives in attraction; women more false negatives (need a stable mate so more”picky”); men more false positives (want to minimize the chance of missing a sexual opportunities)
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