Nature versus Nurture
Things in girls that you wouldn’t find in males (asked the class and these are their answers)
emotional, men have emotions but they hide them, women are more maternal? not until last
part of the pre civilization that the fathers new they were fathers cultural lag, women social
network better?, (prof says) every man who choses to get married should take good care of her
cuz when the wife dies, the man dies within a year, men only reveal themselves and very close
to only one person and that is their wife. That is why we usually we have widows and not many
men that are widows
Is it nature or nuture that destines these differences?
Maccoby an jakclin are researcher and when they test boys and girl is that when they test f and
m on general test of intellectual stuff there is no diff in the younger years, they are equally
capable of learning and speaking there is no natural difference, if we look at this in the
parliament/engineer/social work then we would see this reflected as 50/50
But that’s not true there are m/f dominant profession and why is that?
Why is there no equal distribution across type of proffessions in terms of opportunities for
We try to see if any differences actually exist
CHARACTERISTIC SEX SHOWING HIGHER
VERBAL ABILITIES Girls learn to talk earlier than boys, but as they get older the bous like
to hog the convo, they interrupt the boys and take over, they
Its nuture, power relationships monopolize the convo. If women talk in a huddle we think they are
differentiate between f/m. but
gossiping. If men huddle and talk we think they are talking bout
in reality they are equally imp/negotiating/sports. There is this sexist kinda twist on verbal
capable excersxes. We stereotype thing, we as women should stay quiet as
men have something important to say.
MATHEMATICAL ABILITES If the rents believe that math is good their kids will learn it, if their
rents thing math is difficult their kids will find it difficult. Depends on
rents attitude on the difficulty of math in the long term for their kids.
Kids observe what the rents think. Less the ability to do math and
more if the rents think the math is diff/for their kids. We seem to
stereotypical (even though they test equal on test of intelligent) that
boys can do math than girls. Consistent more male math teachers,
majoring. VISUAL SPACIAL ABILITIES ability to visually manipulate, see things in ur mind, locate, see where
it is im comparison to other things, make judgements about, the
special relationship of items located in second or third dimension
space. As kids grow old they should know how tall small something is
in 3d. research shows that when it comes to this abilitiy younger kids
show no diff on test equally capable. But when they get older just
prior to teen into the teens, the boys seem to advantage at it. Do girls
lose their ability? males advantage that seems to start to early
continues to adulthood and they seem to get better and better at it.
The dependant variable that predicted this loss on girls is that the
way we gift give. The gifts we give boys speaks to their special
abilities like lego, model plane encrouage them to put things
together and break them apart, more physical to environment stuff.
In terms of girls we begind to close their world down on a more
materialist basis such as clothes shoes and nail polish and they lose
their visual special ability. They don’t use lego and computer games
and they are busy with their appearances. All of this distracts their vs
abilities. this seemed to be the variable to dull the girls vs abiltieis.
We looked at the inuit where hunting is very imp. What we noticed
was that when we had young kids in accompan