The primary alternative for evolutionary psychology explanations of behavior is culture. Perhaps women prefer men with resources because of a shared evolutionary history… or perhaps it is social media and cultural pressures that shape women’s preferences.


Search for a news article that includes the phrase “Evolutionary psychologists have found…” or something similar to search in Google News. Try to come up with an alternative explanation for the results of the study that can be attributed to culture or identify why culture is not a suitable alternative explanation for the study that is described. Link to the article and provide an assessment of the results and interpretation.

You can either record your efforts in your private learning journal or you can make your learning public on your blog by using the hastags #IPSY102 #SexualSelection. Using these hashtags will allow WEnotes to harvest your contribution and add them to the Course feed.