The Human Embryonic Brain
Brain Formation is a lifelong process called Neuro-Plasticity
The human brain initially develops in stages. The first stage is a 4 week period
from Day 26 to 56, Week 4-8.
The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis i
Gender and Health
Men have a lower life expectancy than women: 75.1 years compared with 80.0
years (D0H, 2001 b).
Men are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease, HIV, accidents and suicide
than women (D0H, 1998)
Number of Males USA- 138,000,000
Statistics US Bureau of Census (2000)
The Emergence of Feminist Psychology
Feminist psychology grew out of the influence of the womens movement of the late
1960s. It originated as a backlash against the
Culture and Gender
Before we get into how culture influences gender dynamics, its important that we
attempt to clarify some misconceptions. Lets start with basic definitions of key
BRAIN GENDER IDENTITY
I think, therefore I am a woman, or a man,
or a transperson
Gender Identity is that sense of who you are in this world with reference to your
sexuality (not sexual orientation) and behavior. It does not necessarily corres pond to you
Sex & Gender
Define sex & Gender.
Biological Factors In sex differences
Social learning Theory & Gender Roles
Psychoanalytical Theory and Gender Roles.
Cognitive Development & Gender roles
Cultural Differences in gender roles.
Definitions of sex & gender.
Gender Role Development
How do we develop our gender roles?
The biological status of being male or female
ing male or female
Gender Identity: How one psychologically perceives
self as either male or female
When is Gender Identity
Goals of Feminist Therapy
To become aware of ones gender-role socialization process
To identify internalized gender-role messages and replace them with functional beliefs
To acquire skills to bring about change in the environment
Goals of Feminist Therapy
CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACT (1985)
All individuals have an equal opportunity to make for themselves the lives that they are
able and wish to have without being hindered or prevented by discrimination based on:
All living things appear in na
Social roles: Behaviours expected of people occupying particular social positions
In 20th century, enormous change in attitudes, expectations, behaviours, and so cial roles of men and women in Canada
But persistence of gender inequalitie
An Introduction to Chromatography
What IS chromatography?
The separation of a mixture by distribution of its components between a mobile and
stationary phase over time
mobile phase = solvent
stationary phase = column packing material
A forensic science often referred to as ballistics. Forensic ballistics identifies firearm
usage in crimes.
Its the identification of fired bullets, cartridge cases or other ammunition components
as having been fired from a specifi
Ephoton = h = hc/
Figure 14.52: Schematic representation of two electronic energy levels in a molecule
Figure 14.53/54: The various types of
transitions are shown by vertical arrows.
The science of detecting and identifying the presence of drugs and poisons in
body fluids, tissues, and organs.
Controlled Substances Act
Federal Law established 5 schedules of classification of controlled substances
Introduction to Fingerprint Identification
A fingerprint is an INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTIC
no two have yet been found to possess identical ridge characteristics.
The foundation for its acceptance in court
Estimating Time of Death and Postmortem Interval (PMI)
Postmortem Interval (PMI)
The time elapsed from the moment of death until a corpse is discovered is also
known as the postmortem interval, or PMI.
Time of Death
The moment of death
Time of death and P
Basics of DNA
DNA is contained in nucleus of cell
Phospho-lipids and proteins combined to form cell membrane
Lipids are fats
DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid) is a double helix
Backbone is made of sugar-phosphate
Base pairs bind the backbon
Continuous energy is like a ramp.
Quantized energy is like a stair case.
Each stair increases the energy by the value of Plancks constant
h = 6.63x10-34 J-s
E = hf
Neil Bohrs Model of Hydrogen
Solves problem of why electrons do not
Identification and Characterization of Blood and Bloodstains
Apply chromogen (color changing chemical)
Apply oxidizing agent (hydrogen peroxide)
The catalyst of the reaction is hemoglobin
Presumptive Screening Tests
Color Test Method