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No comprehensive theory of human mating however can ignore short-term mating. Approximately 80% of all human societies practice polygyny, permitting men to take multiple wives or mistress (Buss & Schmitt, 1993).Due to the fact that there were several hypotheses that needed to be tested, this was done through empirical test for each hypothesis. In all cases, sample compositions, sample size, the various methods uses, statistical test such as t test and associated p values. Some of the studies was based on self-report methodology, it was concluded to bethe most adequate to get a better gauge on the mate preferences. There were some limitations, which lead for some studies alternative methods such as psychological techniques, observational recordings, and behavioral decision-making. Based on the tablemen placed a higher value on these three characteristics when seeking short-term relationships.
Evolution and Sexual StrategiesMen have evolved a distinct sexual psychology of short-term mating such that preferences for short-term mates will solve the problem of identifying which women are sexually accessible.Men were examined to see their preferences for short-term versus long term and what part the characteristic of promiscuity, sex appeal and sexual experience played in their preference. Based on the table men placed a higher value on these three characteristics when seeking short-term relationships. Men seek mates out that exhibit theses characteristic, as they are easier conquest for short-term mating.In Pedersen, Putcha-Bhagavatula and Miller, are men and women really that different, the overall purpose for this article was to test the hypotheses on whether Sex Strategies Theory (SST) and Attachment Fertility Theory (AFT) can make predictions when it comes to the study on how men and women differ in mating strategies. As in David Buss and Schmitt article, it placed a great deal on emphasis on parental investmentplaying a major role in the sexual strategies that they each exhibited. Four studies were conducted; time devoted to mating in short-term relationship, (2) pregnancy avoidance in short-term or long-term relationship, (3) reproduction constraints and (4) the standards one look’s for in a short-term or long-term partner.In study 1, there were approximately 346 participants that were undergraduates from he University of Southern California, 89 males and 257 females. Their age ranged from 17 to 57 and their participation was rewards as being a course credit. He a survey was administered as part of an Introductory Psychology class in multiple sections. The hypotheses was tested with two separate dependant variables, the first they were asked in an open-ended format to use numbers to indicate the time and money spent in pursue of
Evolution and Sexual Strategiesshort-term, intermediate and long-term mating. The second variable was to answer the same questions but on a scale format.