Gender Comparisons-Part 2 (Oct 13)

Gender Comparisons-Part 2 (Oct 13) - 10/17/2009 Quiz 3...

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10/17/2009 1 Quiz 3 available today at 6pm Have until Saturday at 5pm Extra Credit Opportunity Women's Well Being Initiative (WWBI) Art Exhibit Featuring Artwork by Adolescent Girls, October 12-19 Russell House, 2nd floor lobby Real gender difference: not that boys are more aggressive, but that boys and girls use different types of aggression Boys use more physical aggression Increases from childhood into adulthood Girls use more relational aggression Girls use more relational aggression Harming others through nonphysical hurtful manipulation of their peer relationships ―Mean Girl‖ Exclude peer from their play group Spread rumors/Gossip Girls are more likely victims Girls who use it—more popular and powerful Biological Animal studies: Testosterone associated with greater aggression Human studies: mixed results; ―directionality‖ Environmental/Social Influences Boys—encourage ― rough and tumble ‖ play
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