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UCONN - COMM 3450 - Study Guide - Final

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background image COMM 3450 Final Study Guide Maccoby-Gender and Relationships Girls only passive when playing with boys, not girl-girl 
Playmate Choice o Children choose their own sexes to be around o Segregation will happen in situations not structured  by adults o Preferences begin @ age 3 get stronger between 6  and 11 Boys and Girls Playing o Boys rough, play in large groups, not influenced by  girls o Girls play in dyads or small groups, stay close  to/move with and adult when boys present  o Boys interrupt, girls take turns and collaborate, boys have single agenda vs girls double agenda Sex Differences in Adulthood o Influenced by people who agree with us 
o Women good @ influencing other women
o Men interacting with women less adjustment, but  women interacting with men is difficult  o Men less influenced by opinions of others 
o Men more task oriented, women more 
socioemotional  Sex Difference in Adulthood o More attractive/less in love=more influence (Peplau  1979) o Conflict is avoided in well-functioning marriages  (Gottman & Levenson 1988) o Men use direct styles of influence whereas women  are more indirect (Falbo & Peplau 1986) Sex Differences in Parenting o Women develop more reciprocity & comm with  children 
background image o Fathers treat boys and girls more gendered (Siegal  1987) o Parents become loser to same-sex child  o MACCOBY’s big point: process w/ in nuclear family  given too much credit or blame for sex-typing Wood CH 9: Gender and Close Relationships Personal Relationships o Male  Feminine=relationship expert, emotional self-
o Alternate path Closeness expressed by doing things together  o Women Friendships Closeness through “evolving dialogue” Attentive, emotional supportive, lots of topics o Men’s Friendships Closeness in “doing”, focus, less touch, discuss
certain things with certain people
o Men and Women Women get less emotional intensity, men get 
more emotional support and release 
o Romantic Relationships Men fall faster and harder  Women focus on relationship dynamics o Patterns in Relationships Women self-disclose, men display instrumental 
Desire for personal freedom and 
Women assume responsibility in heterosexual  Women work the “second shift” Motherhood is a choice: 20 hours a week w/ 
Men spend 9 hours a week w/ kids 2
background image Wood CH 2: Theoretical Approaches to Gender 
Biological Theories:  maintains that biological  characteristics of the sexes are the basis of gender  Sex Chromosomes:  o X=multitask, carries more genes  o Y is evolving faster  Hormones:  affect the body and brain development  Brain Specialization:  o Left brain:  language center  o Right brain:  artistic, nonverbal processing o Corpus Callosum  allows for crossing lobes (more  developed in women) o Prefrontal cortex  restrains aggression,  larger/develops early in Women  o Insula  is larger in women affects intuition  o Amygdala =center for emotions and is larger for  men  Theories of Gender Development o Psychodynamic Theory:  identity is unchanging and  defined in early years  o Social Learning Theory:  Learning by imitating and  reinforced by others’ reactions  o Cognitive Development Theory:  interactions  influence self-definition  o Gender Schema Theory:  12 mon: faces/voices 2yrs: framework developed  Cultural Theories o Anthropological theories:  how cultures  construct/express gender  o Symbolic interactionism:  Learn who we are through  communication with others  3

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School: University of Connecticut
Department: Communications
Course: Gender and Communication
Professor: Amanda Denes
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: comm3450, wgs2940, communication, Gender, UCONN, and Studyguide
Name: COMM 3450/WGS 2940 Final Study Guide
Description: This reviews the big points of the course with an emphasis on the theories. It is recommend that you at least skim the articles we read for class!
Uploaded: 12/10/2017
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