Miss Russell
1
Thinking Ladder…

To
&
research evidence for
sexual selection.
To
sexual
selection as a theory of
relationships
To
using g...
How will I know if I am learning?
By the end of the lesson…
E

Will be able to describe research evidence to
support sexua...
Sex differences in
human mate
preferences’

‘

Describe evidence,

Evaluate using A02

Evaluate using good IDA
THIS IS BUSS…

How can I find
out about male
and female
mate
preferences

…HE’S

I know, I’ll do a
questionnaire

INTEREST...
Fill in your
age, gender
and marital
status

17,
Female,
single
25, Male,
single

32,
Female,
Married

41, Male,
single
 How

important 18
characteristics were to
them, including…

 At

what age they
wanted to marry



 How

big they like...
Let’s go and see if
we get different
results in other
cultures

Let’s go to
Europe, America,
Africa, Iran, New
Zealand, an...
MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE WERE USED…

…AND THEY WERE GAINED USING DIFFERENT SAMPLING
TECHNIQUES
Describe evidence,

Evaluate using A02

Evaluate using good IDA
In all 37 samples
men rated good
looks in their mate
more than women

In all 37
samples males
and females
preferred the
ma...
Good financial
prospects was
rated low in the
Netherlands and
Great Britain
This was high in
Indonesia and
Nigeria

In 34 ...
Good looks
were
particularly
important for
men in Bulgaria
and Nigeria

In Scandinavian
countries chastity
was seen as
irr...
Wow, that
was a big
study! Time
for a cup of
tea!
Research the following studies and
complete the evaluation grid:
1)

Buss (1989)
2) Clarke & Hatfield (1989)
3) Dunbar ...


Now consider the following questions and write out your
answers/ideas…



1) How does Miller et al (2007) provide supp...
1)

How could this explanation be gender biased? (Can a
man be sexually promiscuous without willing females?)

2)

Wilson:...
What might the following psychologists say about sexual
selection as an approach to relationships?

Pavlov

Describe evide...
Create a PEEL for one Point of Sexual Selection as a theory of
relationships….
POINT

EVIDENCE

Make your point.

Look at ...
Imagine you were another psychologist looking at the
theory of Sexual Selection and it’s influence on
relationships. You w...
Discuss the relationship between
sexual selection and human
reproductive behaviour.
(A01 = 8 A02/A03 = 16)
Due in one week...
1) Heading: Today’s Date, Unit & Topic
2) Write a summary of your learning
today in less than 100 words. What have
you lea...
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  1. 1. Miss Russell 1
  2. 2. Thinking Ladder… To & research evidence for sexual selection. To sexual selection as a theory of relationships To using good IDA.
  3. 3. How will I know if I am learning? By the end of the lesson… E Will be able to describe research evidence to support sexual selection. C Will be able to evaluate sexual selection as a theory of relationships. A Will be able to evaluate using good IDA
  4. 4. Sex differences in human mate preferences’ ‘ Describe evidence, Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  5. 5. THIS IS BUSS… How can I find out about male and female mate preferences …HE’S I know, I’ll do a questionnaire INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT WHAT MEN AND WOMEN GO FOR IN A MATE
  6. 6. Fill in your age, gender and marital status 17, Female, single 25, Male, single 32, Female, Married 41, Male, single
  7. 7.  How important 18 characteristics were to them, including…  At what age they wanted to marry   How big they like the age gap to be between themselves and their partner    Good job Good looks Chastity Ambition  Which  How many children they want characteristics were most desirable including…   Describe evidence, Good earning capacity Physical attractiveness Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  8. 8. Let’s go and see if we get different results in other cultures Let’s go to Europe, America, Africa, Iran, New Zealand, and many more… Pack your bags and hold tight…
  9. 9. MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE WERE USED… …AND THEY WERE GAINED USING DIFFERENT SAMPLING TECHNIQUES
  10. 10. Describe evidence, Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  11. 11. In all 37 samples men rated good looks in their mate more than women In all 37 samples males and females preferred the male to be older In 36/37 samples women rated good financial prospects higher than men did
  12. 12. Good financial prospects was rated low in the Netherlands and Great Britain This was high in Indonesia and Nigeria In 34 samples we rated ambition as more important than men did
  13. 13. Good looks were particularly important for men in Bulgaria and Nigeria In Scandinavian countries chastity was seen as irrelevant But China, India and Indonesia see this as important
  14. 14. Wow, that was a big study! Time for a cup of tea!
  15. 15. Research the following studies and complete the evaluation grid: 1) Buss (1989) 2) Clarke & Hatfield (1989) 3) Dunbar and Waynforth (1995) 4) Penton-Voak et al (1999) – Menstrual Cycle Describe evidence, Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  16. 16.  Now consider the following questions and write out your answers/ideas…  1) How does Miller et al (2007) provide support for the importance of fertility in his study of lap dancers?  2) In Buss’ study, men showed a distinct preference for younger women. It was suggested that this was because youth was an indicator of fertility. However are there any other explanations for a male preference for younger mates?  3) What is the problem of Homosexuality for this theory?  4) What is the problem of Contraception for this theory? Describe evidence, Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  17. 17. 1) How could this explanation be gender biased? (Can a man be sexually promiscuous without willing females?) 2) Wilson: „evolutionary psychology simply points out the genes are a strong guide to our behaviour.‟ Does this suggest nature or nurture? Determinism or free will? 3) BUT Honeybourne, considered that evolutionary psychology was a from of biological Calvinism whereby your genetics acted as a deterministic factor. Your genes preset all of your behaviour, disregarding the role of free will. 4) Rose, a prominent critic of evolutionary psychology, has argued that it is too concerned with the past and thus presents a “Flinstone‟s View” of mankind. What could this mean? Describe evidence, Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  18. 18. What might the following psychologists say about sexual selection as an approach to relationships? Pavlov Describe evidence, Freud Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  19. 19. Create a PEEL for one Point of Sexual Selection as a theory of relationships…. POINT EVIDENCE Make your point. Look at with Support itthe mark scheme for research. psychological a 24 marker and answer the questions.. EXPLAIN LINK Describe evidence, Explain what the research shows or suggests. Link it back to your point or the question. Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  20. 20. Imagine you were another psychologist looking at the theory of Sexual Selection and it’s influence on relationships. You want to weigh up the pro’s and con’s. Consider what we have learned and write a passage evaluating Sexual Selection as a theory of relationships. Consider: 1) Evidence 2) A02 3) IDA (Synoptic A02) 4) Comparisons with other theories/approaches. Describe evidence, Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  21. 21. Discuss the relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour. (A01 = 8 A02/A03 = 16) Due in one week today! Describe evidence, Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA
  22. 22. 1) Heading: Today’s Date, Unit & Topic 2) Write a summary of your learning today in less than 100 words. What have you learned ? 3) Considering what you have written in stage 2, which of the success criteria have you met? Write down them down along with the grade! Describe evidence, Evaluate using A02 Evaluate using good IDA

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