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Cross cultural - Genderdifferences everysociety Factofgenderdiffer

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Cross Cultural Issues in Gender Gender differences: Modal gender differences in behavior in virtually every society Some division of labor by gender in most societies Socialization of the children within each society closely tied to gender differences in behavior Fact of gender differences seems universal How genders differ may be function of particular culture
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Major differences observed Males More self assertive More achievement oriented Dominant Females More socially responsive Passive Submissive These differences consistently observed across cultures but degree of difference between genders varies greatly from quite large to virtually zero
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Some differential findings across cultures Food preparation is done predominately by females Child care predominantly done by females Sometimes shared but in no society are either of these duties the modal male practice Arise from biologically based physical differences in strength and in child bearing and caring functions of females Differences in socialization of male and female children evolved as a means of preparing children for their sex linked roles.
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Gender differences in child rearing Dimension Number of Cultures Percent Gender Difference Direction Girls Percent Gender Difference Direction Boys Neither gender Obedience 69 35% 3% 62% Responsibility 84 61% 11% 28% Nuturance 33 82% 0% 18% Achievement 31 3% 87% 10% Self Reliance 82 0% 85% 15%
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Research on gender differences across cultures Sedentary, high food accumulating societies (farming) Females subjected to more training to be nurturing and compliant Degree of difference in training between male and female high In low food accumulating societies (gathering or hunting) Less need for division of labor by sex and little need for either sex to be trained to be compliant Contribution of women in gathering societies is valued by men and so no need to insist on subservience from them Where women contribute to subsistence women have high and
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 2250 taught by Professor Rollins,howard during the Fall '10 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Cross cultural - Genderdifferences everysociety Factofgenderdiffer

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