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What is a sex role stereotype?
A fixed belief about what we expect about males and females.
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What does Bem's sex role inventory do?
Measure
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Explain Bem's sex role inventory.
People measure themselves on a 7-point scale for a list of traits. An overall masculinity and femininity score is calculated. This can then be plotted on two dimensions.
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Strengths of Bem's sex role inventory.
God retest reliability. Suggested that a higher masculine score is important for psychological wellbeing.
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Weaknesses of Bem's sex role inventory.
Oversimplification of complicated concepts.
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What does Bem's sex role inventory do?

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People measure themselves on a 7-point scale for a list of traits. An overall masculinity and femininity score is calculated. This can then be plotted on two dimensions.

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God retest reliability. Suggested that a higher masculine score is important for psychological wellbeing.

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Oversimplification of complicated concepts.

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