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Capstone Ppt

  1. 1. Do Women Choose Their Partner Based on Environmental Factors, Genetic Factors, or Both? By: Cynthia McGraw Argosy University Psy492 :Advanced General Psychology Spring II
  2. 2. Topic Information <ul><li>It is said that women are likely to choose partners that are very similar to their fathers because of their influence to their environment. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe that genes play a large part in woman's choice in picking their partner. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topic Information cont. (Our Environment) <ul><li>Our environment is our physical and psychological surroundings. </li></ul><ul><li>One type of environmental influence is shared environmental influences. </li></ul><ul><li>Another type of environmental influence is nonshared. </li></ul><ul><li>Our environmental formed characteristics are harder to change. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Topic Information Cont... (Genes) <ul><li>Genes are what initially influence a woman's decision on choosing a spouse. </li></ul><ul><li>After that their environmental influences enhance the decision making by bringing out the genetic characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic characteristics can be changed by environmental interventions such as, therapy, counseling, medical treatment, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Women Want <ul><li>Women look for characteristics in their spouses that bring out their desired behaviors. </li></ul><ul><li>Their behaviors also provoke a certain reaction from her partner. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environment vs. Genes <ul><li>A woman's social support is likely more than likely to be inherited. </li></ul><ul><li>Marital quality is likely to be learned through a woman's environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic influences affect behavioral problems and temperament more than environmental influences do. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Environment vs. Genes Cont... <ul><li>Overall, both environmental and genetic factors influence how women choose their spouses. </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic factors influence how women choose their partners, but in the long run, nonshared environmental factors play a larger role in overall marital quality. </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of the time environmental influences contribute to decision making more than genetic factors do. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Environment vs. Genes Cont... <ul><li>Environmental influences can influence women by it perceiving them to be something, so they are more then likely to be what their environment sees them to be. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Importance of Topic <ul><li>It will help decrease the number of divorces in our society. </li></ul><ul><li>It was found that genetic traits can be adjusted to reach better outcome in relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>It can help improve treatments of distressed marriages. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Importance of Topic Cont... <ul><li>Better the mental health of our children. </li></ul><ul><li>Couples can prevent unsatisfactory relationships and be able to give themselves satisfactory ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Women can be more satisfied with their relationships with their husbands, making them happier as well as their families. </li></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>Ortega, S., & Cordova, J. (2009). Measuring Adult Attachment: An exploratory study investigating the relationships among marital satisfaction, emotion skills, and self-report and observational measures of attachment. 3. Retrieved from PsycEXTRA database. </li></ul><ul><li>Spotts, E., Neiderhiser, J., Towers, H., Hansson, K., Lichtenstein, P., Cederblad, M., et al. (2004). Genetic and environmental influences on marital relationships. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(1), 107-119. doi:10.1037/0893-3200.18.1.107. </li></ul>