18 Lesson Gender Differences

18 Lesson Gender Differences - LESSON Gender Differences...

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Gender Differences ASSIGNMENT a. Study text Chapter 11 (pg 459-463) and b. Study supplemental reading Impact of Sex Roles on Behavior in course guide. c. d. Answer IPO 18. LESSON OBJECTIVES 18.1 Explain why differences exist between genders and how they develop. PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 18-1. Differentiate sex and gender. Sex refers to the biologically based categories of female and male. Gender refers to the culturally constructed distinctions between femininity and masculinity 18-2. Describe three gender differences in social behavior. Gender stereotypes are widely held beliefs about females’ and males’ abilities, personality traits, and social behavior. However: Gender differences are actual disparities between the sexes in typical behavior or average ability 1. Males tend to be much more physically aggressive than females 2. Females are more sensitive than males to subtle nonverbal communications 3. males are more sexually active and have more permissive attitude toward casual sex 18-3. Describe gender differences of the brain. Males tend to exhibit more cerebral specialization than females.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PL 100 taught by Professor Meine during the Spring '08 term at West Point.

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18 Lesson Gender Differences - LESSON Gender Differences...

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