Lecture 9_Bb_Ch5

Lecture 9_Bb_Ch5 - These slides are based on Womens Lives A Psychological Exploration 2/e Claire A Etaugh and Judith Bridges Prepared by Joan M

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These slides are based on Women’s Lives: A Psychological Exploration 2/e Claire A. Etaugh and Judith Bridges Prepared by Joan M. Ostrove Macalester College This multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited by law: -any public performance or display, including transmission of any image over a network; -preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or in part, of any image; -any rental, lease, or lending of the program.
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Lecture 9 TUESDAY, Feb 7, 2012 Videos Chapter 5 CHAPTER 5 GENDER COMPARISONS
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Gender-related Social Behaviors and Personality Traits KEEP IN MIND: Even when gender differences are found, they are typically small. There is considerable overlap in the characteristics of males and females.
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Relational aggression - harming others thru nonphysical hurtful manipulation of their peer relationships. Examples: spread bad rumors, exclusion. Physical aggression boys use more than girls Relational aggression girls use more than boys AGGRESSION
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AGGRESSION Why do girls who use relational aggression tend to be popular and powerful within their peer group? According to Suzanna Rose and colleagues (2004), strategic use of relational aggression may: >serve to maintain social dominance >display superiority Example - Movie Mean Girls
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Biology? Environment? What does the research say? Biology - role of testosterone? Angela Book and colleagues (2001) Weak positive correlation between testosterone and aggressive behavior in humans Causal direction? Does testosterone produce aggression? Does aggressive behavior produce more testosterone? We attend to information that is consistent with stereotypes. How might that play a role?
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The stereotype i s that females are more nurturant, supportive, cooperative, helpful, etc. than males. What about the research?
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course PYSC 310 taught by Professor Ms.fields during the Spring '12 term at South Carolina.

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Lecture 9_Bb_Ch5 - These slides are based on Womens Lives A Psychological Exploration 2/e Claire A Etaugh and Judith Bridges Prepared by Joan M

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