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Unformatted text preview: 4-2-08Psychology of Women Notes for the FinalRC Theory Revisited•3 crucial aspects of a girls relationship with her mother•children need both parents to help them develop normally•Surrey- pg 52, definition of self•A construction of reality that illuminates the purpose of our lives•Difference in the way we engender children is that we are much more emphatic about influencing boys to be autonomous and independent.•A girls primary experience is one of relationality.•There is an early interacting self in infancy for both girls and boysDeterminants of Gender•Chromosome level- XX is female and XY is male•Hormones- can cause differences at the chromosome level during pregnancy•Gonads at 7-8 weeks: turn into testes or ovaries•Internal Reproductive System 8-12 weeks•External Genitalia begins to form•Sex Assignment- circumcision accidents (for example) can influence parents to choose to raise the boy as a girl (this can cause big psychological issues to occur around the time of puberty)Relational Violence•Mean girls in adolescence and childhood•Hidden culture of aggression among young girls (open expression not encouraged, but talking about people, manipulation, exclusion, etc is used)•Being in sports helps boys manage and express their anger, whereas girls have no outlet to get rid of anger•Conclusions Researchers have about relational violenceoTo bond together against someone emphasizes the bonding experienceoWomen are envious of the power that men have, so they use relational anger as a way to be powerfulMary Pipher•We start feuding and disconnecting with our parents when adolescent boys and girls really need support4-9-08Girls Adolescent Crisis- girls go through an “eclipse of the self”; when they enter a lack of optimism and when thy begin to have difficulty in school and their self-esteem drops. of optimism and when thy begin to have difficulty in school and their self-esteem drops....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course PSYC 3305 taught by Professor Catheysoutter during the Spring '08 term at SMU.
- Spring '08