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Chapter 4 Powerpoint - Gender - Gender and Identity:...

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Gender and Identity: Science and Literary Criticism Chapter 4
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Objectives Objectives To understand how gender roles are culturally determined To understand the role gender has played in science and scientific research – a field generally believed to be objective To comprehend the role gender may play in the law, literary imagination, and the development of empathy
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Science
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Historical List of Well-Known Historical List of Well-Known Scientists Scientists
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Brain-Based Differences in  Brain-Based Differences in  Children Children Some researchers have found differences in functioning between boys and girls in mathematical, verbal, and spatial skills. Some researchers suggest the differences are attributable to biological differences related to hormones affecting hemispheric specialization in the brain.
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What Role Does Culture What Role Does Culture Play? Play? Sex is biologically determined, but gender is culturally determined. Gender is what society or culture thinks males and females should be, how they should behave, and what constitutes masculine or feminine behaviors. Gender identity is a core part of one’s self-ide ntity.
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Sandra Harding: Male and and Female Female Science? Science? How can female viewpoints benefit science, according to Sandra Harding? Increased knowledge of
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