Evolutionary psychology is the most well-developed theory explaining sex differences (Wood & Eagly, 2002).From the evolutionary perspective, human sex differences reflect the pressure of differing physical and social environments between females and males in primeval times.

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Social structural theory maintains that sex differences result from changes in society and social roles occupied by men and women.

Social structural theory also draws upon cultural explanations.

This paper compares the perspectives of evolutionary psychology and social structural theory on sex differences in jealousy, mate preferences, and aggression.

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This review discusses how two theories--evolutionary psychology and social structural theory--apply to mate preferences, jealousy, and aggression.

It compares explanations from both theories for each sex difference.

Evolutionary psychology maintains that sex differences develop biologically as people adapt to changes in the environment.

These two theories shed somewhat different lights on the origins of sex differences between men and women.

Both theories discuss sex differences in mate preferences, jealousy, and aggression.