psy of gender- journal entry #5

psy of gender- journal entry #5 - Susan Martinez April 12,...

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Susan Martinez April 12, 2011 Psychology of Gender Journal Entry #5 The textbook speaks of many different possibly theories for the increased likelihood of depression in women than in men beginning with adolescence . Such theories vary from biological reasons to same cause and different cause ideologies . Two theories specific to depression and gender differences in adolescence are the susceptibility factors and the precipitating factors . These two theories are opposite of each other, where one has a biological base and the other has an environmental base . The susceptibility factors theory is a biologically based theory stating that women have a hormonal predisposition to depression that puts them at a greater risk than men . The precipitating factors theory is environmentally based where situational events trigger depression . However, the precipitating factors that trigger depression must be experienced more by women than men during adolescence in order for depression to occur . Fortunately enough, neither of these theories has ever affected me during my period of
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