09Psych 107doinggender1ch3

09Psych 107doinggender1ch3 - Self fulfilling prophecy in...

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Psych 107: Doing Gender Gender as Central Cognitive biases Stereotypes Film Clip: Tough Guise
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Gender as Central Why is gender so central to identity? Fundamental to sense of self Key to self presentation Response to social demands Part of norms Roles that dictate behavior Can be seen as a performance
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Cognitive Biases Social categories used to order the world Race and gender are linked to power attributions Selective attention and encoding Leads to distorted recollection, confirmatory bias Recall details that fit with categories Differentiate less within category (male=norm)
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Unformatted text preview: Self fulfilling prophecy in behavior We internalize behaviors that are confirmed Most attitudes are implicit (male=good) Stereotypes Stereotype threat impedes performance Women penalized for nonconforming behaviors Double bind: cant be both competent & likeable Men are valued for being angry, and as leaders Women judged negatively for same behaviors Womens competence not recognized/supported Men expected and allowed to interrupt & initiate Men are expected to be physically dominant...
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