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Evolution & Mating Strategies

Watch The Impact of Values on Mate Selection and Evolutionary Psychology and Sexual Attitudes videos on Evolutionary Theory. (Optional)

1). Please discuss David Buss' theoretical perspective on why we are attracted to and select the mates that we do.

2). What does this have to do with evolution?

3). What, if anything, is different in our current society than a couple of decades ago in relation to mate selection?

4). Give a personal example or just example of how this theory is either confirmed or not with regard to your own experience or just a hypothetical example at attraction and selection of a partner.

5). Is it possible that this is an unconscious process?

Support your discussion with scholarly references.

Evolutionary Psychology and Sexual Attitudes. Retrieved from http://searchcenter.intelecomonline.net/playClipDirect.aspx?id=E22DB555B562B463C0F5EE35DE315BCBE7D280F6AE994756C54A88F9BBA6F500C2D6A6FE02BB2561D2D58864DF217EBD.

The Impact of Values on Mate Selection. Retrieved from http://searchcenter.intelecomonline.net/playClipDirect.aspx?id=E22DB555B562B4632F7F7DB7E22313DA7FF9ED0EBE2BB2DBFFF4D22D383799A7D2E2DA2FE18731165EFB3A704586CD33.

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Discussion on the David Buss' Theoretical Perspective:

The evolutionary psychology research that was proposed by David Buss is a modern evolutionary theory that explains the human behavior. Through this theory, the humans are portrayed to be alike with their ancestors based on the mode on how they obtain the best mate in the mate selection process. The partner is selected on the basis of whether they can fulfill the sexual needs of the other party and other individual needs such as resources and a well natured family. The evolutionary psychology is a theoretical perspective that terms that the female will ...

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The solution discusses evolution and mating strategies. The impact of values on mate selections are given.