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Journal Review And Plagiarism Assignment Article 1- Preferences In Human Mate Selection Usually chosing a mate can be a hard thing for some people There is little known about peoples decisions or what facts they chose in a mate Although characteristics are known there are not definite ones In the article there are studies how we choice the mates that we do and the effects of our decisions Many people have tired to develop theories on why we select the mates that we do Some people say that it is biological and that it just happens Some people say that a phremone is released and somehow stilulates the other person and therefore creating a attraction Charles Darwin didnt want to believe this theory and set out to see if there was another explanation Darwins concept of sexual selection involved things that he believed couldnt be explained by natural selection Natural selection is something that occurs naturally When a mate is selected in a lion tribe the mate is selected by the size and reputation in the tribe The biggest and strongest will be the one that the female will mate with Darwins theories of sexual selection involved two processes The first was intrasexual selection which involved how people are to compete with one another to somehow get the attention a person of the opposite sex The second was where a person woudl just select a mate by observation This was called intersexual selection Sexual selection depends on the behavior of certain species and doesnt always have to be about the one who is biggest or strongest Preferences in human Selection Pg 1 Men compete for elevation in hierachies and women tend to favor high-status men Symons 1979Trivers 1972 Females dont usually
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