PSY311H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Typical Male, Role Theory, Observational Learning

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Infancy distinguish faces by sex: these are done by tests; looking at how long a child will look at novel and strange faces. 2 years label by sex: i am a boy , i am a girl , my sister is a girl . 4 years some rigid stereotypes about occupations: ex: nurses and teachers are girls; boys can be fire fighters. 5 years association of personality traits with sex. Sex: biological dimension of being male or female: sex is male or female based on genetic and anatomic feature. Gender: sociocultural dimension of being male or female: what it is like to be male or female in different cultures that are not determined by biology. For example, there are cultures where there is a clear distinction of what males and females should behave or work as, or even dress. Gender role/sex role: set of expectations that prescribe how females and males should think, act, and feel.

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