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

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1. 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
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2. Who contradicted Money and Erdharts study of exposing girls to androgen during pregnancy, causes male like behaviour?

  • South - Girls who were given male hormones during the critical period only shows male like behaviour in sports
  • 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

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

  • 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
  • Case Studies - Giving girls testosterone during the critical period = male like behaviour

4. Berenbaum (1992) contradicts Hines by stating what about girls with CAH?

  • That they tend not to take in a female role in later life
  • That they are more interested in male activities
  • That they are more aggressive towards authority

5. When do the external organs begin to grow?

  • 3 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months


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