February 21 - Todays lecture Gender differences Gender...

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1 Today’s lecture Today’s lecture Gender differences Gender differences Gender Roles Gender Roles Intelligence differences Intelligence differences Introduction to Intelligence Introduction to Intelligence What do we mean by IQ? What do we mean by IQ? What are alternative theories? What are alternative theories?
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2 Gender schema theory Gender schema theory Children understand do not understand Children understand do not understand biological bases of sex differences biological bases of sex differences Gender Identity  — means a how a person views  himself or herself in terms of gender.
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3 Gender Roles Gender Roles Our culture shapes our  gender roles  — expectations  of how men and women are supposed to behave.
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4     Nature and Nurture Nature and Nurture Are Brain differences due to biology or experience? Spatial reasoning Verbal fluency How do these two interact?
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5 Reflections on Nature and Nurture Reflections on Nature and Nurture
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6 What do we mean by Intelligence? What do we mean by Intelligence? Intelligence  is the ability to learn from experience,  solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new  situations.  Applying this definition, intelligent behavior will look different in different cultures We have the intuition that it is possible to be smart in  some ways, while not being smart in other ways
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2008 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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