Psych 119 chapter 12

Psych 119 chapter 12 - Economic & Political Life...

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Unformatted text preview: Economic & Political Life Chapter 12 Sex & Gender: An Introduction (5 th Edition) Hilary M. Lips Power, Status & Achievement Differences Occur in Recognition of Womens and Mens Achievements, in Their Success in Reaching Positions of Status and Power What is the current situation with respect to positions of power and eminence for women and men? What role does motivation play in determining high achievement and access to powerful positions? Chapter 12 examines the reasons for such differences in recognition, or success regarding status and power and asks: Are the very definitions of achievement and power gendered? To what extent do women and men differ in their access to the resources on which power is based? Do men and women differ in the ways they use influence? Chapter 12 examines the reasons for such differences in recognition, or success regarding status and power and asks: : How do men and women compare in the realm of political power? What role does gender play in the distribution of power in organizations and institutions? How do power differences become entrenched and self-perpetuation? Chapter 12 examines the reasons for such differences in recognition, or success regarding status and power and asks: A Shortage of Women at the Top A Shortage of Women at the Top Women make up more than half the worlds population, but They occupy relatively few positions of political leadership They have won very few Nobel prizes They are scarce among CEOs of major corporations In areas from athletics to the sciences, women receive less recognition than men 2004 Chart Design by H. Lips & W. Andrew 4 5 % 3 8 % 2 8 % 2 1 % 2 1 % 2 1 % 1 8 % 1 4 % 1 4 % 1 2 % 1 % 6 % 4 % 4 % 2 7 % 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% S w e d e n ' 2 D e n m a r k ' 1 N e w Z e a l a n d ' 2 A u s t r a l i a ' 1 M e x i c o ' 3 P a k i s t a n ' 2 C a n a d a ' U n i t e d K i n g d o m ' 1 U n i t e d S t a t e s o f A m e r i c a ' 2 I r e l a n d ' 2 F r a n c e ' 2 I t a l y ' 1 R u...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 119 taught by Professor Ericson during the Fall '06 term at Western Washington.

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