The Evolutionary Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions


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All of the following relate to the purpose of love EXCEPT:

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1. Evolutionary theory contends that when a female partner is unfaithful, the male partner _____.

2. Evolutionary theory predicts that when a male partner is unfaithful, the female partner _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

According to evolutionary theory, we all want love, but for different reasons. This quiz/worksheet set will help you test your understanding of this theory. You'll be assessed on predictions of behavior, and what attracts people to their mate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics covered in the assessments include:

  • Main proposal of the Evolutionary Theory of Love
  • Attraction
  • Infidelity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to exercise the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related evolutionary theory lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about interactions between mates in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding predictions of behavior

Additional Learning

To gain a deeper understanding of the psychology of love, review the lesson called The Evolutionary Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions. The lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Understand love from the perspective of evolutionary psychology
  • Explain how biological urges affect behavior in relationships
  • Explore an example of evolutionary theory as it relates to love