Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Reproduction- Briann Skiba

The most fascinating lecture to me was the lecture on reproduction. More specifically the aspect of poaching- an attempt to attract a person who is already in a relationship. As a college student I have witnessed countless affairs/advances with people in a committed relationship. Its sickening, yet almost common in my demographic. I wish I could be surprised by the statistic that out of 17,000 students 60% of men and 40% of women reported attempts at poaching. This statistic states that men are more inclined to commit poaching then women. This could tie into the fact that men report greater distress from sexual infidelity then women. If a man feels inadequate in their situation and sees someone in a happy, committed, relationship, they would want that happiness for themselves. The phrase "people want what they can't have" comes to mind. This could explain why poaching is so common among college students. Jealousy, insecurities, immaturity run rampant on college campuses.

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