Lecture 2 - Doing Gender - DOING GENDER LECTURE OVERVIEW Social construction of gender Self-fulfilling prophecies Stereotype threat Double-binds DOING

Lecture 2 - Doing Gender - DOING GENDER LECTURE OVERVIEW...

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1 D OING G ENDER LECTURE OVERVIEW Social construction of gender Self-fulfilling prophecies Stereotype threat Double-binds D OING GENDER People change their behaviors based on Self-identity – how perceive self Self-presentation – want others to perceive self Social demands – who is present/what they want Norms – general social context Gender is ‘created’ through many social processes Gender is created through many social processes I.e., fundamental attribution error Mistaking different roles for personality differences
2 D OING G ENDER Gender is an important, generally readily available social characteristic People more likely categorize by sex than race Also, more likely notice when people break gender prescription than age (Fiske and Stevens, 1993) Eyewitness report – describe the token seller Either first (75%) or second trait (25%) (Grady, 1977) Once we categorize, difference processes kick in E.g., selective recall Recollections match stereotypes Lesbian v. straight (Snyder & Uranowitz, 1978) Librarian v. waitress (Cohen, 1981) D OING G ENDER : S ELF -F ULFILLING P ROPHECIES Gender categorization and expectations can function as a self- fulfilling prophecy Self-presentation – attempt to behave in a way that evokes particular image -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 High Desirability Low Desirability Change in Self-Description in others “One reason that women appear to be more conforming and/or less intelligent than men, is that people in our culture

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