Biological approach to gender (Genes and Hormones and the Evolutionary approach)

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1. What is the tend and befriend theory?

  • Suggests that women are better with relationships and cope in an emotional way in stressful situations
  • Suggests that men are better with relationships and cope in an emotional way in stressful situations
  • Proposes that both genders use "tend and befriend" when under stress
  • Suggests men act more emotionally than women when under stress.
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2. Who proposed the empathising-systemising theory due to the results of a study?

  • Baron-Cohen (2002)
  • Borat (1998)
  • Deady et al (1967)
  • Bunge et al (1999)

3. Give one A01 approach to the role of genes and hormones in gender development in females.

  • The absence of testosterone causes oestrogen to be produced and puberty to be triggered.
  • Quadagno found that female monkeys exposed to testosterone were more aggressive
  • Without the Y chromosome the testes do not develop and instead ovaries do, which produce oestrogen and stimulate puberty in females.
  • Testosterone triggers puberty in females.

4. What is the empathising-systemising theory?

  • Suggests that men and women's brains both work by empathising and stymieing equally.
  • Proposes that women are good at empathising (dealing with and expressing emotion) and men are good at systemising (constructing systems and reacting logically)
  • Proposes that men are good at empathising (dealing with and expressing emotion) and women are good at systemising (constructing systems and reacting logically)
  • Suggests these attributes have nothing to do with gender.

5. What did Reiner and Gearheart (2004) study?

  • Chromosomal males born with no penis (found that of 14 raised female, half re-assigned themselves by puberty)
  • Girls born with CAH (exposed to testosterone) showed little difference in gender to a control group of non CAH girls.
  • The Batista family
  • Bananas

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