Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Gender ­ key studies/theories

Name of psychologist/study Study Issues

Batista family (androgen 4 children raised as males until 1979
insensitivity) surge of testosterone at Happened to other
puberty members of the family
­ expecting it?

David Reimer Born male, botched Identical twin brother
circumcision, raised female as a control

Page 2

Preview of page 2
interacts with biological
factors to determine gender
Eagly and Wood Social Role Theory ­ selective Social roles grow out
pressures only cause physical of biologically
differences which cause sex determined
role allocations which cause
differences (both
psychological differences ­
psychological differences are physically and
a consequence of the psychologically)

Page 3

Preview of page 3
Martin and Little Children under 4 showed no Supports Gender
signs of gender stability but Schema Theory
displayed strong gender
Martin and Halverson Children under 6 recalled more Supports Gender
pictures of gender consistent Schema Theory
people then non gender
Durkin While couples may agree to Suggests that…

Page 4

Preview of page 4
those behaviours as banana) as long as it
abstractions in their was not
memories counter-gender-
Direct tuition is more
important than
modelling ­ "boys
toys" ­ still played
with them even after
girls had, wouldn't play
with girls toys even
when they saw boys
playing with them

Page 5

Preview of page 5
Mead Papua New Guinea tribes Men were always
(Arapesh, Mundugumor, more aggressive than
Tchambuli) ­ A=neither women
aggressive, M- both
Freeman ­ worked
aggressive, T- females more
aggressive with native Samoans,
they told Mead what
she wanted to hear

Katsurada In Japan, men don't seek to Suggests that gender


No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »