There are a number of individual difference variables that might explain differences in the
nature of womens and mens achievements.
women have a lower need for achievement compared to men.
This hypothesis was later dismissed by suggesting that womens lack
Sex, the biological category, was distinguished from gender, the psychological category.
An important term is gender role, which refers to the expectations that society has for
being female or male;
We expect men to be masculine and women to be feminine
Attitudes consist of three components: affective, cognitive, and behavioral.
With respect to gender, the affective component is sexism, the cognitive component is
gender-role stereotyping, and the behavioral component is sex discrimination.
How Scientific Theories of Gender Identity Have an
Influence of Nature and Nurture on Gender Identity
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised a
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For years, scientists hav
Thought Paper 8
In the article, The origins of sex differences in human behavior: Evolved dispositions
versus social roles by A.H. Eagly and W. Wood, it states that sex differences is mostly from
physical differences mixed with the environment, cultural b
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Thought Paper 4
In chapter 5, it talks about some of the theories that explain the origins of sex
differences and how gender roles are acquired. One theory states that parents have a huge
role in a childs gender role. This theory i
Thought Paper 3
In the article, The Gender Similarities Hypothesis, the author talks about how men and
women are, on most aspects, the same psychologically. There have been many experiments done
to prove this hypothesis.
Thought Paper 6
In the article, Developmental endocrine influences on gender identity: Implications for
management of disorders of sex developments by W. Byne, it talks about biological influences.
A male might be born a male, but acts and wants to be a f