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Sex and Gender
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Sex and Gender Sex Biological categories of male and female Genes, Chromosomes, hormones Table Gender Social categories of male and female Psychological features and role attributes assigned to sex
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Gender Roles Gender roles Expectations that go along with being a male or female. Continuum: Masculinity, Femininity, Androgyny in the middle. Masculinity – the traits, behaviors, & interests assigned to the male gender role. Femininity – the traits, behaviors, and interests assigned to the female gender role
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Gender roles Intra-Role conflict Conflicting expectations within a role (gender role)
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Unformatted text preview: Inter-role conflict – Expectations of one role conflict with expectations of another role. • Men suffer more than women when gender roles are violated. – Women are usually stepping up in class when men are stepping down in power. Feelings toward Gender & Sex • Sex-stereotype or gender-role stereotype – Cognitive component – Beliefs about the features of the biological or psychological categories • Sexism – Affective component – Prejudice towards people based o ther sex • Sex Discrimination – Behavioral component – Differential treatment of people based on their biological sex....
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