Gender- Role of Genes and Hormones - Hormones

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  • hormones determine sexual identity
  • released in 2 stages: Prenatally and in adolescence
  • hormones determines secondary sexual characteristics, ie pubic hair, breastsetc
  • hormones influence development of genitalia and/or effect on the brain both influence gender behaviour
  • sex fifferences ie girls better at social skills (eg empathising, talking), male less good at spatial navigation
  • GESCHWIND & GALABURDA (1987) said sex differences may be caused by the effects of testosterone levels in developing brain, more exposure to male ambryos prenatally create more masculine brains,
  • females exposed to this alos…

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