Chapter 5 - the notion that people learn attitudes&...

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Chapter 5 Sex : biological – chromosomal, anatomical, hormonal, & other physical & physiological characteristics with which we are born & that determine whether we are male or female. Gender: socially learned attitudes & behaviors that characterize a person of one sex or another, based on differing social & cultural expectations of the sexes Gender roles: distinctive patterns of attitudes, behaviors, & activities that society prescribes for female & males Gender identity: an individual’s emotional & intellectual awareness of being either male or female. Hormones: chemical substances secreted into the bloodstream by glands of the endocrine system Transgendered: person who adopts a gender identity that differs from their sex at birth Transsexual: people who feel that there gender idenitity is out of sync with there anatomical sex “trapped in the wrong body” Patriarchy: man controlled Matriarchy: women controlled Social learning theory:
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Unformatted text preview: the notion that people learn attitudes & behaviors through interactions with the envirorment, learning may occur through reward & punishment or through imitation or role modeling Cognitive development theory : theory positioning that children learn by interacting with their environment and, using the processes of thinking, understanding, & reasoning, by interpreting and applying the information they gather Gender role stereotypes: belief & expectation that women & men each display rigid traditional gender role characterizes Sexual harassment: any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favor, or other conduct of a sexual nature that makes a person uncomfortable & interferes with his or her work Role conflict: frustration & uncertainty experienced by a person who is confronted with incompatible role requirements or expectations Androgyny : blend of culturally defined male & female characteristics...
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