Psych 119 chapter1

Psych 119 chapter1 - Chapter 1 Masculinity Femininity Myths...

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Sex & Gender: An Introduction (5 th Edition) Hilary M. Lips Chapter 1
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Sex Stereotypes Socially shared beliefs that certain qualities can be assigned to individuals based on their sex Many sex stereotypes are based on the notion of opposites “You think … like a man” “You throw… like a woman”
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Sex Stereotypes Socially shared beliefs that certain qualities can be assigned to individuals based on their sex Many sex stereotypes are based on the notion of opposites An earlier hierarchical tradition considered women and men to be similar—but women were less advanced
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Sex or Gender? Sex: a person’s biological maleness or femaleness Gender: cultural expectations for femininity and masculinity Can sex and gender be cleanly separated? Can sex and gender be cleanly separated?
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Gender stereotypes have a dynamic component How likely is it that the average woman/man in 2050 will be nurturing? Leadership-oriented? Ambitious? In 2050, what percentage of physicians will be women? What percentage of flight attendants will be men? In 2050, will women or men be more likely to perform these household tasks: Cooking? Laundry? Mowing the lawn?
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Gender stereotypes have a dynamic component Respondents predicted that women and men would become increasingly similar in the future They also thought women’s and men’s roles were converging They perceived most of the changes as occurring in women
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I: Personality Traits Women Women Sentimental Submissive Superstitious Expressive Expressive
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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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Psych 119 chapter1 - Chapter 1 Masculinity Femininity Myths...

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