AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Bio social approach

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1. 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
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2. How this theory not deterministic?

  • As it takes into account all factors that determine gender both nature and nurture
  • As it takes into account both the biological and social factors
  • As it takes into account both the cognitive and biological factors

3. Who looked at the Basista Family and how they naturally change from Females and Males?

  • Leighton & Rieffer
  • James et al
  • Imperto-McGinley
  • South

4. Why is this theory retrospective?

  • As they are observations and case studies only
  • As they are case studies and era dependant
  • As they are open to interpretation

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

  • Which toys the child plays with indicates to the parents which gender the child is (Colour of clothes makes no difference)
  • 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


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