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Biological explanation of gender development

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A01: There are 23 pairs of chromosomes in every cell of the body containing genetic codes that
determine the physical and behavioural characteristics of a person. One of these pairs is the
sex chromosome, which determines the biological sex of an individual. The key idea is that
genes lead to…

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the

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usefulness of the study. This also means that we cannot be sure that biological sex is the

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primary factor in gender development for everybody. Some people may be susceptible to social
influences and some may be happy with whatever gender they are raised as, therefore other
factors should be considered.
A02: STRENGHT// Imperato-McGinley et al Batista Family: Four genetically male embryos (XX)
were born with female genitalia…

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mainly because they helped or enhanced men and women perform particular roles in the past.

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Therefore, gender differences are more a product of biological inheritance rather than
socialisation.
A01: One evolutionary explanation is division of labour (DOL), whereby men were assigned the
role of hunters, and women completed domestic work, which would've increased the packs
chances of survival and reproductive success. Men made better hunters…

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reproductively successful, so gender roles remained in

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order to attract a mate. Furthermore, Buss's study is highly diverse in terms of religion, culture

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and ethnicity. This makes findings more generalisable as they are representative of a wider
population. This means the explanation of mate choice is applicable to many different cultures,
further strenghtening the explanation...
A02: Methodological weakness: Buss uses self-report method - leaving study vulerable to
demand characteristics such as social desirability.…

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Biological explanation of gender development

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A01: There are 23 pairs of chromosomes in every cell of the body containing genetic codes that
determine the physical and behavioural characteristics of a person. One of these pairs is the
sex chromosome, which determines the biological sex of an individual. The key idea is that
genes lead to…

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the

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usefulness of the study. This also means that we cannot be sure that biological sex is the

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primary factor in gender development for everybody. Some people may be susceptible to social
influences and some may be happy with whatever gender they are raised as, therefore other
factors should be considered.
A02: STRENGHT// Imperato-McGinley et al Batista Family: Four genetically male embryos (XX)
were born with female genitalia…

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mainly because they helped or enhanced men and women perform particular roles in the past.

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Therefore, gender differences are more a product of biological inheritance rather than
socialisation.
A01: One evolutionary explanation is division of labour (DOL), whereby men were assigned the
role of hunters, and women completed domestic work, which would've increased the packs
chances of survival and reproductive success. Men made better hunters…

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reproductively successful, so gender roles remained in

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order to attract a mate. Furthermore, Buss's study is highly diverse in terms of religion, culture

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and ethnicity. This makes findings more generalisable as they are representative of a wider
population. This means the explanation of mate choice is applicable to many different cultures,
further strenghtening the explanation...
A02: Methodological weakness: Buss uses self-report method - leaving study vulerable to
demand characteristics such as social desirability.…

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