Sept 1-Cultural Representations of Gender

Sept 1-Cultural - Announcements Gender Stereotypes Gender-social and cultural aspects of being male or female Gender Stereotypes Widely Reminder

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9/3/2009 1 Announcements Reminder: Quiz 1 should be completed by today @ 5pm Quiz Problems: Internet Explorer 8! Gender Stereotypes Gender social and cultural aspects of being male or female Gender Stereotypes Widely shared beliefs about attributes of males and females Social Role theory stereotypes stem from association of women with ―domestic‖ role and men with ―employee‖ role Positive or Negative BOTH CAN BE BAD Impt in understanding role of gender in our lives What are the 2 Global Stereotypes of Men and Women? Agency : a concern for accomplishing tasks; goal oriented, assertive; strong in physical strength Communion : a concern for others, for relationships; affectionate, caring, warm, loving, and cooperative; weak in physical strength Men Women Gender Stereotype: Components Have prescriptive and descriptive components (Fiske Descriptive features of a stereotype Ex: ―trait‖ features— men assertiveness Prescriptive- how people ―ought‖ to behave due to their sex Ex: Men Masculine; Women--Feminine Gender Role Stereotypes ―This individual is an accomplished 20 th -century political figure who, prior to entering politics, worked as a research chemist and as a tax attorney.‖ What image does this
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PSYC 310 taught by Professor Avery during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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Sept 1-Cultural - Announcements Gender Stereotypes Gender-social and cultural aspects of being male or female Gender Stereotypes Widely Reminder

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