Developmental Psych 11 24 09

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Developmental Psych 11 24 09 Development of Sex differences: Biology and Socialization Are there sex differences in childhood? o Physiology Boys bigger than girls, larger lung capacity Girls more physically and neurologically mature Very few differences in middle childhood In late middle childhood, differences begin to emerge o Behavior Girls are more interested in social world, other people, more emotionally expressive, more eye contact, more compliant Boys take more risks, more aggressive, o Aptitudes, abilities Boys have better spatial capacities Girls get better grades, verbal abilities, talk earlier than boys, read earlier, talk more, read more o Vulnerabilities Boys are more vulnerable, more boys are miscarried, more genetic anomalies, more vulnerable to disease, men are more likely to die of risk taking activities Where do sex differences come from? o
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course PSY 310 taught by Professor Strauss during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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