ChE_Gender_2010

ChE_Gender_2010 - Christopher Munt Coordinator of Student...

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GENDER DIFFERENCES A STEM-oriented Overview Christopher Munt Coordinator of Student Diversity Services Diversity Resource Office November 10, 2010
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Why are we here? 1) Gender differences exist. 2) Gender differences matter for the lives of women and men. 3) Understanding gender as a process will help you understand gender differences. 4) Understanding gender differences will make you a more successful ___________.
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Cognitive Psychology 1) Pattern Recognition / Visual Discrimination 2) Mirror Neurons 3) Theory of Mind
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Mirror Neurons ± ± Estimated 20% of various neuron clusters ± Developed an estimated 50,000 years ago ± Theoretically account for the development of most aspects of human culture (tool use, language, etc.)
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Theory of Mind Theory of Mind refers to the way we theorize about others’ minds.
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Theory of Mind
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Theory of Mind
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Theory of Mind So? What about culture?
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Dimensions of Diversity
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