The role of hormones and genes in gender development

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  • Created by: athinaP
  • Created on: 22-04-16 16:17

1. what happens when a genetically male embryo is exposed to too little testosterone?

  • it does not develop any sex organs
  • it appears to be a female when it's born (AIS)
  • it develops female sex organs
  • it does not develop male sex organs
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2. what research is there to support this theory?

  • young
  • bandura
  • willis et al

3. what is developed when testosterone is released in male embryos?

  • testes
  • brain
  • male genitals

4. What time during prenatal development will hormones be released?

  • 7-11
  • 3-4
  • 4-8
  • 5-7

5. what did the supporting research do?

  • made univeristy students do a questionnaire to measure their gender role orientation
  • gave male rats female hormones + vice versa to look at the difference in sexual behaviours
  • looked at social influences on sexual behaviour

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