Gender and Aggression

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1. Williams and Best

  • gender stereotypes in 30 cultures, 100 male and females asked to associate words with gender: males were dominant & aggressive, females were nurturant & expressive.
  • gender stereotypes in 30 cultures, 100 male and females asked to associate words with gender: females were dominant & aggressive, males were nurturant & expressive.
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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. Free-will vs determinism

  • determinism is an implication as people can chose the way they act
  • free-will is an implication as people can chose the way they act

4. Hunters and Gatherers - Natural Selection

  • Females have good memories as they need to remember where food scattered to gather resources. Males aggressive and fit to fight to protect offspring,
  • males have good memories as they need to remember where food scattered to gather resources. Females aggressive and fit to fight to protect offspring,

5. 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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