Psy201_assign3_Buharie - 1 Discuss the importance of gender...

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1. Discuss the importance of gender role, and explain how social and cognitive factors contribute to gender identity and gender-typing. Ans - Society assigns even those few whose biological sex is vague at birth to a gender, the social category of male or female. The result is our gender identity, our sense of being male or female. We also become gender-typed, acquiring a traditional male or female role. Social learning theory assumes that children learn gender-linked behaviors by observing and imitating and by being rewarded and punished. Gender schema theory specifically assumes that children learn from their cultures a concept of what it means to be male or female and adjust their behavior accordingly. 2. Decribe Maslow's hierarchy of motives, and discuss where you believe you are in the hierarchy at this point in your life. Ans- 1. The physiological needs . These include the needs we have for oxygen, water, protein, salt, sugar, calcium, and other minerals and vitamins. They also include the need to maintain a pH balance (getting too acidic or base will kill you) and temperature (98.6 or near to it). Also, there’s the needs to be active, to rest, to sleep, to get rid of wastes (CO2, sweat, urine, and feces), to avoid pain, and to have sex. Quite a collection!
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Thomas during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly Pomona.

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Psy201_assign3_Buharie - 1 Discuss the importance of gender...

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