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

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1. 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
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2. What does Green say about the release of testosterone?

  • If released then the brain will develop abnormally
  • If not released then the brain will develop into a female form
  • If not released then the brain will develop into a male form

3. 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

4. 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

5. When do the external organs begin to grow?

  • 3 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months

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