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Week 3 Study uide

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Week 3 Study uide Soci 3216

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Gender and Society
William Albertson
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Soci 3216
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Date Created: 01/31/16
Dorian Williams 01/31/2016 Week 3 Pay special attention when reading the book to the title and subtitles of each chapter Chapter 3 Bodies  Psychologist-Janet Hyde is important to the study of gender and society because the purpose of many aspects studied is credited to the studies that were conducted by Hyde.  Gender difference and similarities- time and cultures o Psychologically the studies were also subjected to manipulations o “7,084 studies- 124measures of differences thought, feeling, behavior, intellectual ability, communication, styles and skills, personality traits, measures of happiness and well-being, physical abilities, and more.” (Wade. Ferrer 2015) o Table 3.1 of the book shows the size of differences; no size differences between w and m of 30%of traits examined. 48% there small gender differences. 15% there was medium differences. 6% there were large differences. 2% there were Extra-large differences. o Figure 3.1 shows the gap in graph form- med-Lg for 22% traits; mod physical aggression (62-80% than 50% of women) men are better at turning the object in their head 50% more than women; physical ability is more on the 80% men throw farther than 50% of women  MEASURING SEX DIFFERENCES- REAL 1- Sex differences are real if we can measure them. 2- Sex differences are real if they are observed in all or most contemporary and historical cultures. 3- Sex differences are real if they are biological. 4- Sex differences are real if they are biological and immutable. o Definition 1- Sex differences are real if we can measure them. o 22% of sex differences Hyde found medium-sized or larger sex differences; real observed differences. o Differences in sex by actions show when people are known to be observing them. o %Women masturbate less than a % of men o Definition 2:Sex differences are real if they are observed in all or most contemporary and historical cultures. o 1992 Mattel released talking doll that referenced lower math skills of W than M Boys SAT scores are higher in a high-school than girls scores but it varies by culture. Read pages 41-42 to note differences in scores by culture view tables o Definition 3- Sex differences are real if they are biological.  Learned differences- nurture debate- acquired after birth taught- “differences result of how you were raised.” (Wade. Ferree. 2015)  Biological differences- nature debate- innate at birth- “caused by hormone, brain morphology, or genetics.” (Wade. Ferree. 2015) Dorian Williams 01/31/2016  Read pages:43-48 read each topic  Definition 4- Sex differences are real if they are biological and immutable.  Real if by biology and bot be social intervened (training and tricking) --“Manipulation of the subjects to produce different results”  The nature/nurture debate; biological/socialization; naturalism/culturalism. “Blank Slate” Read pages: 50-51  Gene-environment interaction- evolution and adaptation  Hormonal feedback loops-emotions are tied to the fluctuation of hormones; temperament connection to thoughts  Brain plasticity- brain response and environment trained to respond Performances Chapter 4  Men and women are not natural opposite  Sandra Bem’s four-year-old son, Jeremy, decided to wear barrettes to preschool one day. Bem recalls:  Several times that day, another little boy insisted that Jeremy must be a girl because “ only girls wear barrettes.” Read pages: 60-61  Doing gender- actively obey and break gender rules.  Gender rules: are instructions for how to appear and behave as a man or a woman –social construction in an instructional pamphlet; Cultural agreements (football slap on the butt for a “good job” or “job well done”) Read pages: 61-62  More in study guide 3 for chapter 4 References Wade, L., & Ferree, M. M. (2015). Gender: Ideas, Interactions , Institutions. New York: W. W. Norton Co.


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