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Lecture 3

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York University
PSYC 3480
Noreen Stuckless

Lecture 3Womens psych1192012 80800 AM Gender related research INTERPRETATIONJust because we dont find a difference that does not mean your research is in vainit means there are similarities LOOK FOR DIFFERENCESMAY MISS SIMILARITIESSignificance o Statistical significance o Practical significance It makes senseEffect Size o Number of participants and the difference between two groupsTHEMES OF THE BOOK PP 2830Theme OnePsychological Differences are typically small and InconsistentTheme TwoPeople react differently to Men and Women o Also boys and girl Theme ThreeWomen are less visible than Men in Many Important Areas politics heads of companiesTheme FourWomen Vary Widely from each other as do men Theoretical PerspectivesWhat is a theory o An idea a thoughtWhy is it important to know the theoryBecause behaviour is based on belief Theoretical perspectives on gender identificationPeople we are talking about looked at societies at which women had second class places and asked Why For example o Psychoanalytic theoriesSay things about women and men they say men are smarter more moral How did they come to these conclusionsImpact on women and men
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