This Psychology Factsheet outlines the main assumptions of the evolutionary approach to psychology and applies those assumptions to explanations for partner preference. The Factsheet includes Exam Hints, and the worksheet gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned to exam style questions. Words in bold are explained in the glossary and a reference list is included to encourage extended reading.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:

  • Outline the assumptions of evolutionary psychology.
  • Use appropriate psychological vocabulary.
  • Apply the assumptions of evolutionary psychology to partner preference.
  • Critically evaluate evolutionary explanations of partner preference.
  • Support explanations with reference to relevant psychological research.
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Publication Date

January 2023


ISSN: 1351-5136

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