gender_and_sexuality

gender_and_sexuality - *Gender Role a set of expected...

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The Nature and Nurture of Gender Genetic Sex Differences *X Chromosome the sex chromosome found in both men and women *females have two; males have one *an X chromosome from each parent produces a female child *Y Chromosome the sex chromosome found only in men *when paired with an X chromosome from the mother, it produces a male child The Nature and Nurture of Gender *Testosterone *the most important of the male sex hormones *both males and females have it *additional testosterone in males stimulates *growth of male sex organs in the fetus *development of male sex characteristics during puberty *Role *a set of expectations (norms) about a social position *defining how those in the position ought to behave The Nature and Nurture of Gender
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Unformatted text preview: *Gender Role a set of expected behaviors for males and females Gender Identity ones sense of being male or female Gender-Typing the acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role Subtle gender stereotyping *Hostile sexism the belief that women are inferior to men *Benevolent sexism the assumption that women are the weaker sex and need protecting * www.understandingprejudice.org/demos Meta-analyses: Meta-analyses: gender differences in research gender differences in research Findings included persistence of differences favoring males in visual spatial ability for mental rotation Gender Typing *Two theories of gender typing...
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