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Chapter 1 & Chapter 2
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Sex and Gender Sex Biological categories of male and female Genes, chromosomes, hormones Stable Gender Social categories of males and female Psychological features and role attributes assigned to sex
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Gender Roles Gender roles Masculinity – the traits, behaviors, & interests assigned to the male gender role Femininity – the traits, behaviors, & interests assigned to the female gender role Androgyny Intrarole conflict Conflicting expectations within a role Interrole conflict Expectations of one role conflict with expectations of another role
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Feelings Toward Sex-stereotype or gender-role stereotype Cognitive component Sexism Affective component Prejudice towards people based on their sex Sex Discrimination Behavioral component Differential treatment based on their biological sex Feminism
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Methodological Issues Demand characteristics Social desirability response bias Confounds Ex: Power/status
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2009 for the course PSYC 300 taught by Professor Cambron during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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