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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/7/11 Historical, Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives Psychology of Women:
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6/7/11 Overview of Today’s Lecture What is “Psychology of Women”? Sex and Gender: Distinctions General Approaches to Psychology of Women? Specific Theories/Approaches to Studying Women and Girls
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6/7/11 What is the Psychology of Historically was about differences between men and women. Men were the norm, women were different and inferior. Field called “Psychology of women” developed in the 1970’s with advent of women’s movement Now, women make up over half of
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6/7/11 Studying the Psychology of BIAS still evident in research Psychologists values/beliefs can influence the research process (regardless of gender) Selecting research topic Formulating hypothesis Study design Participant Recruitment/Selection
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/7/11 Sex and Gender:
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6/7/11 What is the difference between sex and gender? Sex and gender are often used interchangeably to describe men and women. Can you think of any circumstances in which it would be difficult to label someone as male or female?
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6/7/11 Defining sex and gender Sex refers to “the classification of individuals as female or male based on their genetic makeup, anatomy, and reproductive functions” (Etaugh & Bridges, pg. 2). Sex is based solely on biology Gender refers to “the meanings that societies and individuals give to
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6/7/11 Gender: Socially Constructed Gender construction starts with assignment to a sex category boys dressed in blue; Girls in pink Gender as a process creates differences Gender constructions may vary by context Ex: American Indian Tribes (Sioux, Zuni)
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6/7/11 Androgynous Cultures
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course PSYC 310 taught by Professor Avery during the Summer '11 term at South Carolina.

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