AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Role of Hormones and Genes

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1. What does Young look at in the role of gender and hormones?

  • Case Studies - Giving girls testosterone during the critical period = male like behaviour
  • Animal research - Female rats given male hormones during critical period adopt their behaviour
  • Animal research - If males are given more testosterone than needed then they show erratic behaviour
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2. Why is this theory reductionist?

  • Does not take into account the social factors
  • Does not take into account the behavioural approach
  • Does not take into account environmental factors or individual difference

3. Who's correlational study looked at the level of testosterone in the saliva of women who did not want families?

  • Stimpson
  • Deady et al
  • D'alton

4. Dalton looks at how behaviour changes are linked to the menstrual cycle, how was this study carried out?

  • Looked at the increase of particular hormones and their effects on the individuals behaviour
  • Looking at when crimes were committed (60-80% during menstrual cycle)
  • Looked at the aggression towards peers

5. Who contradicted Money and Erdharts study of exposing girls to androgen during pregnancy, causes male like behaviour?

  • Hines - Girls who suffer from CAH show little difference in behaviour
  • Todhunter - Girls who had higher levels of male hormone did not show any male like behaviour
  • South - Girls who were given male hormones during the critical period only shows male like behaviour in sports


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