Chapter 5 Combined Assignment

Chapter 5 Combined Assignment - Chapter 5 Genes Culture and...

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pter 5: Genes, Culture, and Gender Assignments by Group 14 (Compiled and posted by Paul Burkhart) Narrative by Paul Burkhart The gender war. A topic that has fueled countless books, lectures, sitcoms, movies, songs, and Social Psychology chapters. Even from its humble beginnings, the effects were disastrous: Two people, both alike in dignity, In fair Eden, where we lay our scene, Where there was no ancient grudge to break to a new mutiny, Where civil blood kept civil hands clean. From forth the fruitful loins of the newly created earth A pair of god-made lovers took their life as they knew it; Whose misadventur’d pious overthrows Doth with their spiritual death bury their father’s abundant life, And gave way to spiritual death for all mankind. Whose fault was it? Was it the female? She ate from the forbidden fruit first. Was it the male? He was meant to be the leader and the example for the female but ended up following her example, and ended up throwing all of mankind into a state of sinful nature. Or, was it mankind’s nature? Man’s inherent nature based on freewill and sin nature that caused the fall. Or, was it environmental influence? The influence of the serpent that changed the girl from a follower of the Father to a leader into spiritual death. It is these sorts of questions that are discussed in this chapter. Of course in a more generalized, broad, and less specific sense, but it was a good little account to add as an introduction, don’t you think. It keeps it from being boring. Anyway, I digress . . . . In order to compare and contrast any two things in all the world of Psychology (Social or otherwise) one must apply the greater debate of “Nature vs. Nurture” to the process. This one argument pretty much can help qualify any Psychological experiment or study. Thus, when discussing an issue such as gender similarities and differences, the most organized way of ordering the information is by these two things. A more specific definition of both of these is used in the chapter: Nature being specified as an evolutionary perspective and Nurture being specified by a cultural perspective. The evolutionary perspective emphasizes human kinship. Overall, the sexes are more alike than different. They are all perceptive to the world around them, vulnerable to the same body processes, and intensely social creatures. Our universal behaviors arise from our biological similarity. To explain these genetic-based processes most scientists ascribe to the theory of evolutionary psychology, which is based on the idea of natural selection, which is the supposed evolutionary process by which nature selects traits that best enable organisms to survive and reproduce in particular environmental niches. Evolutionary Psychology itself is defined as the study of the evolution of behavior using
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