9 a girl is impressed with her boyfriends ambition

This preview shows page 3 - 5 out of 70 pages.

9. A girl is impressed with her boyfriend's ambition. She feels he will make a good husband and father. She accepts his proposal of marriage. This is an example of A. sexual selection B. natural selection C. cognitive selection D. social display
10. When a group of males at a party compete to catch the attention of one particularly beautiful and intelligent female, they are displaying a behaviour called
11. A married man who refrains from flirting with a female in front of his wife is being guided by his
12. A psychology student studies the "wedding ring" effect, the idea that people who are already in a committed relationship seem to be more attractive to opposite-sex singles. Using the ideas in sexual strategy, why might this be so?
13. Professor Smith is studying the sexual behaviour of a heterosexual couple. She is interested in how the behaviour of this couple evolved and how it is similar to the behaviour she observed last week in the monkeys in her backyard. The concept expressed here is part of the A. sociobiological approach B. social learning approach C. mixed species approach D. conflict approach
14. Professor Smith is studying a heterosexual couple's sexual behaviour. She is interested in how the psychological mechanisms they used in choosing each other were shaped by natural selection. What approach is she using?
15. Susie and John are on a date at the zoo. During their visit to the wild cat sanctuary, they come upon a male and female lion mating. While they are giggling at the cats' public display, Susie notices that she is becoming aroused. John, on the other hand, is experiencing no arousal except for some discomfort with the lion's ongoing encounter. How might some researchers interpret Susie and John's responses as a demonstration of natural selection?

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture