Gender Quiz

what is sex?
an induviduals biological status
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what is gender
masculine or feminine, reflects attitudes of roles we associate with male or female
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What is meant by GID?
Gender Identity Disorder
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What is Gender Identity Disorder?
when biological sex does not reflect the way an induvidual feels insideand the gender they identify themselves as being
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what are sex role stereotypes?
social expectations regarding how males and females should behave
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Why aren't these stereotypes valid?
no biological reason for certain roles to be associated with a specific gender, often leading to sexist and damaging attitudes
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What did Furnham's and Farragher's (2000) research confirm?
they found men were more likely to be shown in autonomous roles with professional contexts, whereas women were often seen occupying familial roles within domestic settings
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What is mant by Androgyny
presence of a balance of masculine and feminine traits, behaviours and attitudes
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What did Bem (1974) suggested and why?
high androgyny is associated with psychological well being, as induviduals with a balcnce of both genders traits are better equipped to adapt to a range of situations
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What is BSRI?
BEM SEX ROLE INVENTORY
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what are the masculine, feminine and neutral items on the BSRI?
M - dominant, competative and athletic , F - gentle , affectionate and sympathetic , N - sincere , friendly and unpredictable
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BSRI has 60 Questions and a 7 point scale , how are masculine and feminine catergorised
masculine results from high score on M items and low on F items, feminine results from high score on F items and low in M items
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Outline and explain one strength of the BSRI?
developmemnt of the scale involved 50 males and 50 females judging 200 traits in terms of gender desirability, the top 20 were used. it was piloted on 100 students that strengthening validity, also has high test-retest reliability
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What did Adams and Sherer (1985) argue?
people who display greater proportion of masculine traits are better adjusted as these are more high valued in western society, suggesting Bem's assumption does not take into account social or cultural context
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Two further limitations of Bem's research ...
BSRI may be over simple as it is hard to reduce gender identity to a single score withut knowing an individuals interests or own perception of abilities ( Golombok and Fivush ) and the BSRI was made over 40 years ago, questioning temporal validity
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What is a issue with Bem's use of questionairres
they're subjective and bias as they often result in reponse bias as the awnsers maybe influenced by social desirability bias
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