Gender and Aggression

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  • Created on: 09-05-16 14:53

1. AO1 - why males and females behave differently

  • female and male are identical to begin with but then the relative balance of hormones is important for the way people behave
  • females and males have the same level of androgens
  • females and males have the same level of oestrogen
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2. What is the difference in risk taking between males and females?

  • males are more likely to take risks, due to more testosterone whereas females take less risk. Twist and Stacey found that women were involved in more impactful car crash.
  • males are more likely to take risks, due to more testosterone whereas females take less risk. Twist and Stacey found that women were involved in less impactful car crash.
  • females are more likely to take risks, due to more testosterone whereas males take less risk. Twist and Stacey found that women were involved in less impactful car crash.

3. Biosocial approach

  • the interaction of both the environment and genetics influecing gender
  • genetics influecing gender
  • the environment influecing gender

4. Earnhardt and Money

  • mothers taking male hormones to prevent miscarriage, girls behaved in tomboyish manner.
  • mothers taking male hormones to prevent miscarriage, girls behaved in girlish manner.
  • mothers taking female hormones to prevent miscarriage, girls behaved in tomboyish manner.

5. Young et al

  • female monkeys injected with female hormones during pre-natal development, more likely to engage in rough play. Well-controlled but unethical & cannot generalise.
  • female monkeys injected with male hormones during pre-natal development, more likely to engage in rough play. Well-controlled but unethical & cannot generalise.
  • male monkeys injected with male hormones during pre-natal development, more likely to engage in rough play. Well-controlled but unethical & cannot generalise.

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