Evolutionary Psychology and Gender Differentiation Argumentative Essay by cee-cee

Evolutionary Psychology and Gender Differentiation
Argues that scientific observation of gender-based differentiation among sexually-reproducing biological organisms supports the evolutionary theory.
# 114783 | 2,661 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses how the characteristic differences between male and female behaviors of every known species generally show a consistency that make it difficult to believe that humans are other than the most intellectually evolved form of animal life on this planet. The author describes some of the gender-specific differences that have been observed in animals and explains how these differences manifest in human behavior, despite the constraints that the social evolution of human societies has placed on it. Exceptions to many of these observations exist, but these exceptions, instead of contradicting those observations, merely represent more novel evolutionary solutions to issues. The paper concludes that realizing our biological evolution should impact our obligation to treat animal life with respect and compassion.

General Behavior
The Mating Urge and Parenting
Distinguishing Biology From the Contributions of the Human Socialization Process

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ackerman, Diane. (1995) A Natural History of Love. New York: Vintage
  • Angier, Natalie. Birds Do It. Bees Do It. People Seek The Keys to It; The New York Times (Apr. 10/07)
  • Barash, David, P. and Lipton, Judith E. (2001) The Myth of Monogamy. New York: Henry Holt.
  • Branden, Nathaniel (1999) The Psychology of Romantic Love. New York: Bantam.
  • Macionis, J.J. (2002) Sociology. New Jersey: Prentice Hall

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