Psychology of Gender
Psychology of Gender AFYS A101 001
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Emma Kiel on Wednesday October 14, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to AFYS A101 001 at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point taught by Erica Weisgram in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Pink and Blue: Examining The Role of Gender in Children's Development in Child and Family Studies at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.
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Date Created: 10/14/15
Psychology of Gender First Year Seminar Pink amp Blue lnClass notes 0 Why Study Gender 0 O O 0 it s important to society we assume we know someone based on their gender gender differences are important social constructs Look for causes and correlates of gender differences I Makes us ask why What s related 0 ex Do children who play with building toys have be erspa alskMs Promotes equality 0 Factors that increase perceptions of differences 0 Perceptual salience what we see looks clothing how someone expresses themselves Functional use to organize environments bathrooms store sec ons lngroupOutgroup Bias people develop a bias toward their own group and a negative bias toward other groups Unequal status men or women can each be perceived to have lower status Competition society sets up competitions between men and women Biological Bias it s the Y chromosome no evidence this actually cause significant differences 0 Femininity 0 Changed from only housewife to workhome life balance 0 Masculinity O Breadwinner toughruggedsuavesensitive 0 Women s roles have kind of changed but expectations of men have only been added to 0 Important Gender Terms 0 O O 0 Sex biological genitalia chromosomes height body fat etc Gender socially given traits boys vs girls Cisgender birth sex and gender aign Genderqueer don t identify as man or woman 0 Gender neutral pronouns ze shehe hir hisher 0 Why we focus on gender differences 0 categories simplify our environment stereotyping has evolutionary basis safety from other tribes I cultures that hide genitalia in daily dress came up with standards to signify sex ie dresses for girls etc o Habituation used to study categorization in babies I show multiple pictures of men they get less interested as the pictures become monotonous I show picture of a woman their interest perks up because they can recognize a difference 0 Babies can tell the difference between men and women I hair cues I voice cues 0 We remember things that confirm a stereotype and ignore things that contradict it Confirmation Bias 0
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