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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 3480
Professor
Noreen Stuckless
Semester
Winter

Description
152012 74000 AM January 04 2012 Psychology of WomenMost psychology used to be based on psychology of men Difference between sex and gender sexis biological physiological relatively narrow terminborn physiological characteristicsrelated to reproduction genderbroader term psychological characteristics social categories created by human culture Sex and gender often used interchangeably in the pastno clean absolute separation is possible Unger 1979Sex a persons biological maleness or femalenessGendernonphysiological aspects of being female or malethe cultural expectations for femininity and masculinitySimilarities and differences Similarities perspectiveemphasizes how similar women and men areBUT Why do men and women seem so different at times Social constructionist explanationwe build our version of reality based on what we have experienced before whom we interact with andwhat we believe differences perspectivewomen and men generally differ intellectually
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