Notes 2.05.08 - 2/5/2008 Gender Part 1 Terminology. Gender...

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2/5/2008 Gender – Part 1 Terminology. Measurement of gender-roles.
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Terminology: Sex vs. Gender Sex and gender are not interchangeable terms! Sex Whether person is biolofically male or female. Includes chromosomal, hormonal, and anatomical components present at birth. Gender A social constructions of culturally defined Social or psychological characteristics associated with being a male or a female.
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Gender is linked not only to physical attributes, but also to psychological and social qualities that typically associated with each sex (e.g., aggressiveness in men, nurturance in women).
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Gender Role Socially constructed roles regarding what it means to be masculine or feminine in our society. Attitudes & behaviors associated with & expected of males & females.
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Gender Schema – The cognitive organization of Information that an individual has learned
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Notes 2.05.08 - 2/5/2008 Gender Part 1 Terminology. Gender...

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