Psychology 2075 Lecture Notes - Casual Sex, Physical Attractiveness, David Buss

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Published on 19 Apr 2013
School
Western University
Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 2075
Gender Differences in Sexuality
November 28th, 2012
Men and women are similar in their attitudes and behaviours toward sexuality
A gender differences is primarily a group difference
If behaviours are different between group of males and females it is decided that there is a
gender difference
A summary of male attitudes is different than female, not every male
To find the gender difference you find the difference between the 2 means
Although the chart shows that men masturbate more frequently, this does not mean that all
males do
Sexual Strategies theory
o Men casual sex, short-term commitments
o Women long-term commitments
o Good looks are more important for men than they are for women
o According to this theory its all about the biology different strategies that have evolved
for men and women
Social Structure Theory
o Women had to stay at home, primarily because of lactation, men had more flexibility
and freedom, with this came a higher status and devaluation for women
o This allows men to use women for their own sexual gratification
o Allows them to have casual sex without guilt, that is why they favour it
o Women seek committed long-term relationships because they still rely on men
o This argues that it is primarily about power and status over biology
Compatible Theories
o Gender schema what makes a man a man or a woman a woman
o Influences how we conceptualize gender as male or female. Not male or female or other
Social learning theory
o How we learn these schemas & gender and sex
o Operant conditioning rewards and punishments for certain behaviour
o Prevalent in media ex. Disney characters succeed because they’re beautiful and men
want them
Gender Similarity Hypothesis
o Men and women should be quite similar in behaviour and attitudes when it comes to
sex
Obstacles to Interpretation
o Bogus pipeline: Are gender differences actually existent? Or are they socially
constructed
o Textbook assumes gender dichotomy men and women exclusively
Gender similarities and differences in empirical studies
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Men and women are similar in their attitudes and behaviours toward sexuality. A gender differences is primarily a group difference. If behaviours are different between group of males and females it is decided that there is a gender difference. A summary of male attitudes is different than female, not every male. To find the gender difference you find the difference between the 2 means. Although the chart shows that men masturbate more frequently, this does not mean that all males do. Compatible theories: gender schema what makes a man a man or a woman a woman. Influences how we conceptualize gender as male or female. Social learning theory: how we learn these schemas & gender and sex, operant conditioning rewards and punishments for certain behaviour, prevalent in media ex. Disney characters succeed because they"re beautiful and men want them. Gender similarity hypothesis: men and women should be quite similar in behaviour and attitudes when it comes to sex.

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