AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Bio social approach

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1. Who looked at the case of Mr Blackwell and what was found?

  • Goldwyn - Even though his brain was chemically female, he believed he was a boy due to socialisation
  • Goldwyn - His brain was chemically female so was re-socialised to be female
  • Money & Erdhardt - Socialisation has a greater effect on gender than biology
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2. Why can't these theories by generalised to all humans?

  • As they do not take into account all factors that determine gender
  • As they are case studies
  • As they are only observations

3. In which case was Nature stronger than Nurture? (Money 1974)

  • John/ Joan - Even though socialised as a girl and then re-socialised as a male = Psychological harm caused suicide
  • John/Jenny - Even though socialised as a Male and then re-socialised as a male still had psychological harm

4. What does Smith and Lloyds theory suggest about the colour of the babies clothes?

  • How the child is labelled ( Through the colour clothing) determines how the child is socialised (Which toys)
  • How the child acts towards the parents determines the gender given
  • Which toys the child plays with indicates to the parents which gender the child is (Colour of clothes makes no difference)

5. Who first looked at the bio social approach?

  • Leighton et al
  • Reiss et al
  • Money and Erdhardt
  • Downes and Rock

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