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PsychSim 5: DATING AND MATING Name: __________________________________________ Section: ________________________ Date: __________________________________________ In this activity you will explore your own preferences for an “ideal mate,” and then consider the per- spective of evolutionary psychology on this important issue. Why Do People Fall in Love? What three factors have social psychologists concluded most influence romantic attraction? 1. 2. 3. Results From the Ideal Romantic Partner Survey Did any of the research results surprise you? If not, isn’t that fact surprising in itself? Gender Differences in Mate Selection Across cultures, men consistently place more value than women do on a potential mate’s _________________________, _____________________, and ___________________.
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Unformatted text preview: Women consistently place more value than men do on attracting __________________, ____________________, _______________________, _______________________ mates; women also want mates who will make a __________________________ in their offspring. Evolutionary Explanations of Mate Selection Does the evolutionary perspective on mate selection make sense to you, or do you see weaknesses in these explanations? Making Up and Breaking Up: Jealousy What is the evolutionary explanation for gender differences in jealousy? Evaluating Evolutionary Explanations What are some of the weaknesses of the evolutionary perspective on mate selection? PsychSim 5: Dating and Mating 23...
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