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Psyc-2301 Chapter 5 Notes

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Chapter 5 - Gender and Sexuality
Introduction to Psychology
Ziv Shafir
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Date Created: 09/25/16
Psyc-2301 9/22/16 Chapter 5: Gender and Sexuality  (Birth) sex - Gender identity – refers to biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women. o Birth sex: born male o Gender identity: identifies as female  Transgender - someone's who gender identity differs from their birth sex. o Ex: Bruce/Caitlin Jenner  Social Learning Theory – idea that we learn social behavior by observation and imitation and through reward and punishment. o Ex: Females always cooking so male assumes females are supposed to be in kitchen.  Gender Differences in leadership roles – primarily males in high positions. o Ex: male and female bosses have to make drastic cuts – rate bosses performance – favored male boss rather than female boss.  Gender Differences in (physical) aggression levels – physical or verbal. Focusing on physical o Testosterone – main reason – More testosterone means more aggression. o Society – tells us that males are supposed to be the more aggressive gender.  Gender roles – a set of behavior expectations (norm) for males and females. o Vary across time – used to think that females should not work o Vary across cultures – in Scandinavia men and women equal. In Middle East, men and women not equal.  Evolutionary Psychology and Natural Selection o Evolutionary psychology - study of the evolution of behavior and mental processes using the principal of natural selection.  Differences in mating strategies between males and females – makes sense for males to date widely and females to date wisely.  Criticisms of Evolutionary Psychology – females want a man with money. Males want young Females who are fertile.  Sexual Orientation - o Born vs. “Learned” o Twins studies (Identical > fraternal) 2


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