Holly Pittaway

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Associate Faculty
Social Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
SC - BGS 318 - Office
Saddleback College

M.A., Anthropology, California State University, Fullerton, CA
B.A., English Literature, California State University, Fullerton, CA

I am a recent Master's graduate from CSU, Fullerton's Evolutionary Anthropology program.  My particular research topic for my MA thesis involved looking at intrasexual cooperative relationships among women; basically, what influences how women perceive attractive women and women with good or bad reputations.  I am interested in all topics regarding human evolution, human and non-human primates mating strategies, and women's cooperative networks/social interactions.  I am teaching the lecture and lab sections of Biological Anthropology, as well as Anthropology 17.  

Anth 17 is a course that looks at the evolution of human behaviors, such as: why do humans cooperate on such large scales?  Why do men prefer slightly younger women as mates, and women prefer slightly older men?  Which sex is more choosey in their mate preferences?  Why? What are our mate preferences?  Are there similarities to mate preferences cross-culturally?  What can we understand about our behaviors, based on our evolution?  These are the questions I will answer in Anth 17!  If you have any questions about this course, please send me an email!

Feel free to email me with any questions!