these and what previous ideas from class these mirror More required of women to

These and what previous ideas from class these mirror

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these, and what previous ideas from class these mirror More required of women to have baby Their strategy is to ensure the survival of offspring So, primary caretaker, invest in child more, and want a long-term mate with resources Less required of men to have baby Their strategy is to have as many babies possible and just hope some survive Interest in younger women with physical characteristics that represent fertility These perspectives heavily invested in explaining stereotypes: e.g., the reserved woman who is only interested in Love and having babies with older rich man o Implies women incapable of enjoying physical pleasures and need someone to take care of them Sound familiar??? =freud o Supposed to explain why men less invested in child rearing o To what extent are evolutionary perspectives on gender differences in mating true? Research tells us these stereotypes often do not turn out to be true Terri Conley & research on men and women responding to causal sex offers What explains the gender difference? o Problems 1) stereotypes are largely untrue; and 2) a product of our society and culture, not something innate about humans o Frequency dependent adaptive value frequency-dependent adaptation is a process which arises when the fitness of an individual phenotype depends on its frequency in the population how adaptive or maladaptive a trait is depends on how frequently it appears in the population One theory of psychopathy – a behavioral style of deception, deceit, and exploitation – is that it is biologically influenced in only a small number of people. If more than a few ppl tried to live this way, nobody would ever believe anybody, and the psychopathic strategy for getting ahead would become evolutionarily impossible to maintain Personology (6) Murray’s perspective on personality. o Murray vs. Allport and Murray vs. Freud- which is he more similar to? Similar to Freud Christiana Morgan o Her role in the development of the TAT
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She drew the original pictures but her contributions were eventually downplayed and she was eventually lost to history Presses and Needs o What are they Presses = pressures from the environment/situation needs= the variety of unconscious motives we hold Motivation arises from these two sources Human behavior is driven by unconscious needs that render our lives coherent. We have no conscious access to these motives Implies we don’t know what we want o What approach to personality are these similar to Drive theory Psychodynamic Hierarchy of needs Projective Tests- what are they o Murray listed 22 needs - measured with projective tests o Based on the notion that presented with an ambiguous stimulus, we will “project” our unconscious needs onto that stimulus o What does the TAT measure, and how does it work Have people look at pictures, then tell or write stories about what is going on
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