September 22 RQ

September 22 RQ - Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008...

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Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 September 22 Reading Questions Chapter 3 (pp. 79-94): 1. In your own words, define each of the following: a. Sex- is the biological distinction between male and female concerning reproductive organs, and the natural characteristics that distinguish a man from a woman b. Gender- this is a cultural and social construction of any particular society that determines the roles and characteristics that the society believes are the norms for a man and a woman of that society 2. a. Explain how prenatal hormones are theorized to lead to gender differences. Higher levels of the hormone androgen which is found mostly, in high amount, in males is theorized to influence the male nature of children, scientists exposed female embryos to high levels of androgen and found they these girls tended to act in a male-type fashion so they concluded that gender could possibly be a biological result of hormone levels in the brain b. What is some evidence that prenatal hormones are related to gender differences? scientists exposed female embryos to high levels of androgen and found they these girls tended to act in a male-type fashion so they concluded that gender could possibly be a biological result of hormone levels in the brain 3. In your own words, describe the biosocial approach to gender differences, including its qualifications. This belief
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