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Adam and Eve: Are Men from Mars and Women from Venus?
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Backdrop: Human nature versus Culture Are we “blank slates” that are shaped totally by culture? If we have a “human nature” is it basically good or evil? Views of culture: The Noble Savage versus the Lord of the Flies How all this plays out with Gender: Are the differences between men and women due to “nature” or “culture”?
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Gender and Culture: Are Gender Roles Socialized?
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A Review of the Evidence Regarding Gender Differences
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Personality: Are there Gender Differences? Feingold, 1994: Men are more assertive and aggressive Men have slightly higher self-esteem Females more extraverted Females experience more anxiety Females more trusting Females more nurturing (tender mindedness)
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Sexuality: Are there Gender Differences? Oliver & Shibley Hyde, 1993: Males: Greater incidence of “autoerotic stimulation” (which is psychobabble for masturbation ) More permissive towards casual, premarital, and extramarital sex
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Beck during the Fall '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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