f09 gender - Gender Definition of gender: Psychological...

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Gender Definition of gender: Psychological differences among sex genotype. Males and females act differently, many efforts to explain the process of gender identification Sex : Biological category of being a male or female depending on what reproductive organs are present. Gender : Social category based on expectations psychologically (behaviorally) of males and females
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Gender Gender typing : culturally assigned roles Gender stereotypes : Based on beliefs of the culture that females and males ought to behave in specific way. Gender roles : Outward expression of being male or female. Based on behavior. Gender identity : Internal sense or perception of being male or female. Gender-role preferences : Desire to possess certain male and female characteristics
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Gender Socialization: Adapting cultural and societal norms into behavior Agents by which socialization occur Parental Influences Siblings Peers School and Teacher Influences Mass-Media Influences Cultural-belief systems: commonly-held beliefs
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH20 taught by Professor Goldman during the Spring '09 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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