The roles of evolutionary sociocultural and other contextual factors in determining human mate preference Student’s name Institution THE ROLES OF EVOLUTIONARY SOCIOCULTURAL AND OTHER CONTEXTUAL FACTORS IN DETERMINING HUMAN MATE PREFERENCE Psychologists have delved into determining the causes of sex differences that are differently linked to sociocultural and evolutionary theories. There are various research theories that showcase the basic causes of sex differences. Both sociocultural and evolutionary theories explain how the changes that took place led to determining the mate preference in a different context. Evolutionary theory explains how people adapted to the changing environment. Psychologists believe that evolution of the genes that took place in ancient time’s helped men and women solve the problems through adapting differently to changes in the environment. Sociocultural theory on the other hand influences mate preference by gender roles set by the society. Due to the difference between men and women like masculinity the other person. Both evolutionary and social cultural theory explain one common aspect of the behavior of people. They have emphasized that both sexes had to adapt to changes in the environment. In the evolutionary psychology both genders adapted to changes in the environment for survival. The social cultural theory as well explains that both man and woman have to adapt to their roles that are already defined by the society. It is therefore important to note that adaptation is key in human beings behavior. REFERENCES Lewis D. Al-Shawaf L. Conroy-Beam D. Asao K. & Buss D. (2017). Evolutionary psychology: A how-to guide. Retrieved from www.researchgate.net J. (2004). Evolutionary Versus Social Structural Explanations for Sex Differences in Mate Preferences Jealousy and Aggression. Retrieved from www.personalityresearch.org M. & Eagly A. (2015). A sociocultural framework for understanding partner preferences of women and men: Integration of concepts and evidence. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/10463283.2015.1111599 [...]
essay needs to provide an answer to the question by applying social psychology principles, theories and axioms, as well as relevant research. Some readings needed: Pages 365-370 in Lewis, D. M. G., Al-Shawaf, L., Conroy-Beam, D., Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (2017). Evolutionary Psychology: A How-To Guide. American Psychologist, 72(4), 353–373. Pages 1-14 in Buss, D. M. (1989). Sex differences in human mate preferences: Evolutionary hypotheses tested in 37 cultures. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12, 1- 49. Page 164 (paragraph begins on Page 163) in Conway, L. G., III, & Schaller, M. (2002). On the verifiability of evolutionary psychological theories: an analysis of the psychology of scientific persuasion. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 6(2), 152-166.