Behaviours engaged in by individuals characteristics

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Behaviours engaged in by individuals characteristics the individual possesses, and positions the individual holds in society gender is informed by gender schemas and stereotypes or attitudes about what are acceptable behaviors, attributes, and positions in society for women and men. Gender roles and gender identity are products of the intersection among psychological biological and sociocultural factors of gender. Nature and nurture: theoretical perspective on gender and sexuality The most common theoretical frameworks used understand gender and sexuality: evolutionary psychology, social learning theory, and social structural theory Evolutionary psychology Gender differences in sexuality arising from evolutionary process aimed at maximizing reproductive fitness. Reproductive fitness : the ability to successfully pass on jeans in the next generation
Parental investment theory : Theory proposed by Robert Trivers, that predicts that the sex making the larger investment in offspring will be more discriminating in the mating. Women can only produce unlimited number of children the psychological mechanisms that regulate a woman sexual behavior I thought to be more conservative than those of men Evolutionary forces are thought to result in women having a lower sex drive, referring few were sex partners, desiring sex within the context of committed relationships with clear paternal investment in child I’ve been wearing, and preferred males with traits associated with ability to provide resources. Men have a greater physiological capacity to produce more offspring. Male sexuality is less conservative with heterosexual men expressing greater interest in casual sex, showing evidence of a higher sex drive and preferring female partners who exhibit characteristics associated with fertility. Psychological and behavioural traits associated with higher rates of reproduction are retained through natural selection Memes-representations of ideas that can be learned and transmitted through a cultural group, such as how to hunt or prepare food, is another route for which information can be passed on to subsequent generations. Treat adaptiveness or its potential to maximize reproductive fitness can be judged in relation to the environment within which it manifests. We can judge the adaptiveness of a babies temperament only in relation to the environment within which that temperament is expressive We can judge adaptiveness of gender sexual psychology is such a sex drive only in the environment in which the manifest Social learning theory Gender differences in sexual are the result of an observational learning. Experiments conducted where indirect effects of observational learning examine women in men’s endorsement of sexual stereotypes after being sexualized for non-sexual scenes from TV shows.

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