Unformatted text preview: physical characteristics. This theory lacks scientific definable proof. Male and female children are treated differently from the moment of birth. Girls and boys learn to behave as their parents expect. Gender identity – an awareness of being masculine or feminine based on culture. Nature vs. Nurture debate applies to definitions of masculinity and feminity Biological differences between the sexes: Muscle to bone ratios How fat is stored Reproductive organs Brains in men and women are slightly different in structure Men have more activity in region of the brain tied to aggression Women have more activity in region tied to emotional expression Women tend to use both sides of the brain at the same time – men use one side at a time – improves focus, but miss other cues....
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