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Chapter 3 Gender Issues
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Sex : genetic, anatomical Gender : psychosocial meaning of maleness and femaleness Gender Identity : subjective sense of being male or female Gender (Sex) Role : cultural norms for male & female behavior
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Sex and Gender Sex roles Sexual identity Sexual orientation
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The Interactional Model Acknowledgment of both nature and nurture Relative roles are still unclear
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Gender Roles Gender-based stereotypes (North American) Males: independent and aggressive Females: nonassertive, warm, and nurturant Recent trend away from rigid stereotypes Ethnic Variation in gender roles
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Gender Roles: Agents of Socialization Parental expectations Peers School teachers and textbooks Television and gender-based stereotypes Religious training
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Parental Expectations First messages re being boy or girl Boys encouraged to limit emotional expression Toy choice: social learning or evolution Parents trying to move away from typing
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSY 222 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '09 term at ASU.

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