Directions: Answer the following questions/prompts about this week’s lesson in short essay format (1-2 paragraphs), 300 word minimum. All answers should be your own work and in your own words.

Describe the connection between Parental Investment (PI) Theory and the difference in reproductive potential between males and females. Why is there greater variance in reproductive success among males? How does the type of mating system affect the degree of variation in number of offspring among males? Why don’t we see this difference among females? Why is it useful to understand PI Theory when discussing human sexual behavior?

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