· Understand the nature of sex/gender differences in relationships. ? Most ? sex differences ? are taught and learned, not biological ? Gender roles and gender stereotypes ? Men are - Emotionally strong - Bread winner - Logical and rational ? Women are - Submissive, passive, dramatic - More emphasis on physical appearance - Emotional, complicated · Be familiar with the different cultural/evolutionary influences on mate selection and intimate relationships. ? Gender differences in mate selection ? Men tend to emphasize physical attractiveness ? Women emphasize status and resource ? Men, doesn ? t really matter if she has an education ? For women, he has to have money and status ? Culture changes more quickly than evolution ? Men should want to mate as much as they can, because its evolutionary ? Aids, led to not sleeping with as many mates as possible ? Our views on reproduction and family size and others things have shifted · Know the differences/similarities between heterosexual and homosexual relationships as discussed in class. ? They are basically the same. There is of course some difference but a majority of the relationships are predominantly similar to heterosexual couples.
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