Cultural and Gender Bias

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Theories that suggest there are real and enduring differences between men and women
Alpha bias
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Male-centred; when 'normal' behaviour is judged according to a male standard
Androcentrism
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Theories that ignore or minimise the difference between the sexes
Beta bias
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Judging other cultures by the standards and values of one's own culture. In a supreme form it is the belief in the superiority of one's own culture which may lead to prejudice and discrimination towards other cultures.
Ethnocentrism
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Psychological research that does not justifiably represent the experience and behaviour of men or women.
Gender bias
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Any underlying characteristic of human beings that is capable of being applied to all, despite differences of experience and upbringing.
Universality
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A psychologist accused of gender bias in his longitudinal study of American men, when he argued the findings were universal.
Kohlberg
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The idea that norms and values as well as ethics and moral standards can only be meaningful and understood within specific social and cultural contexts
Cultural relativism
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The tendency to ignore cultural differences and interpret all phenomena through the 'lens' of one's own culturebb
Cultural bias
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Male-centred; when 'normal' behaviour is judged according to a male standard

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Androcentrism

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Theories that ignore or minimise the difference between the sexes

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Judging other cultures by the standards and values of one's own culture. In a supreme form it is the belief in the superiority of one's own culture which may lead to prejudice and discrimination towards other cultures.

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Psychological research that does not justifiably represent the experience and behaviour of men or women.

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