Soc 241 - 2-29 - justify the status quo o Hindsight...

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02/29/2016 ° Social Dominance Men are socially dominant Women’s wages in industrial countries average 77% of mens Men tend to be more autocratic; Women more democratic Men place higher priority on winning and getting ahead Men take more risks ° ° Aggression US arrest ratio of male to female is 9 to 1 Women are slightly more likely to commit indirect aggresttive acts o Spreading malicious group ° ° Gender and Mating Preferences Men seek out quantity Women seek out quality Both men and women desire kindness, love and mutual attraction ° ° Evolution and Gender Evolutionary psychologists are sometimes criticized for starting with an effect and working backward to construct an explanation and
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Unformatted text preview: justify the status quo o Hindsight Bias & & Gender and Hormones As humans age they become more androgynous o Mixing both masculine and feminine characteristics Hormone changes and role demands Do genes predispose gender – related traits? o Bruce ‘Brenda’ ‘David’ Reimer & & Culture and Gender Gender Role – Set of Behavior expectations for males and females o Very over culture and over time & & Peer – Transmitted Culture Studies of twins and biological and adoptive siblings ±nd: o Genetic in²uences and parental nurture explain about 50% of individual variations in personality traits 02/29/2016 & 02/29/2016 &...
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