PSY317H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Sexual Differentiation, White Matter, Ecological Systems Theory
How do gender differences develop: major contributing factors, biology, socialization, cognitive processes, culture. Biological influences: comparative perspective: biological hypothesis imply lack of socialization influences and therefore, cross - species consistency, there are processes outside the rel(cid:373) of . Comparative research cont. : researchers at a primate research centre, took a bunch of boy typical and girl typical toys and gave them to monkeys. Showed that male monkeys were more likely to play with male typical toys than female typical. Females were not as striking as males were: there does seem to be a potential for development of sex differences in terms of play behaviour. Its been argued that theres something about out biology that gears us towards male typical or female typical behaviours. Individual differences: does not categorize children as gender typical or gender atypical, examines gender as a spectrum, key thing to do when looking at this data and comparing the concordance rate between the columns.