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1 Asian American Psychology Gender Issues Yuying Tsong, Ph.D. ytsong@uci.edu Reminder • Final in two weeks (50 multiple-choice questions) • May use 3x5 inch index card (front and back) with notes • Be prompt, and bring Scan-Tron Form Today’s Lecture • Gender roles • Gender stereotypes •F i
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2 Important Considerations • Historical events, cultural/media representations, sociopolitical factors, economic factors • Looking at within culture psychological processes (not comparing Asian and non Asian) • Using knowledge about “families” and “ethnic identity” and “acculturation/enculturation” in understanding gender issues Sex vs. Gender • Sex is a biological characteristic • Gender is a social and psychological construct (as a function of one’s own biological sex)
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3 Gender Role The behaviors, personality attributes, attitudes, values, and beliefs that a particular cultural group considers appropriate for males and females on the basis of their biological sex. • Gender roles are: – Learned patterns of behavior – Based on social norms – socially (culture) constructed – Intersect with race, class, sexual orientation, age, etc. Influence of Asian Family Values • Roles and family hierarchy • Patriarchal structure • Mother is the caretaker and monitor of children’s emotional well-being •B irth order • Sons valued over daughter • Filial piety • Family honor •Commun icat ion Other Influential Factors • Socioeconomic Status •Educat
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4 Asian Americans • Male superiority and preference for males • Relative low status of women –Imp l icat ions? • Confucian Ideology – “Rules of Three Obedience” – Emphasized women’s subordination to men Gender Role Conflict Instances in which the behaviors, personality attributes, attitudes, values,
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