Gender Notes - Gender in Relationships Objectives How men...

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Gender in Relationships
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Objectives How men and women differ in their relationship experiences Two perspectives on why these differences exist
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Definitions Sex Biological division Anatomy Gender Socially defined division Gender Identity Psychological sense of being male/female/androgynous
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Sex vs. Gender Sex Biological Anatomy Physiology Present at birth Gender Socially constructed Attitudes Behavior What it means to be masculine or feminine
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Definitions Gender Role Culturally assigned role (think, feel, act) that a person is expected to perform based on being male or female. Ex. Women taking care of kids Masculinity/Femininity Thought, feelings, and/or behaviors associated with being male/female Male- sports, tough Female- emotional
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Definitions Androgyny State of combining male and female characteristics Associated with Flexibility Greater resilience to stress Androgyny is more common in African American women than in Caucasian women
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Instrumental vs. Expressive
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2010 for the course FSHD 237 taught by Professor Payne during the Spring '09 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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