Gender Differences in Personality

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Department
Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology
Course
APSY 2240
Professor
Julia Whitcavitch- Devoy
Semester
Spring

Description
Chapter 11 • There are male/female differences ­ Physical ­ Physiological ­ Hormone levels ­ Verbal and spatial abilities ­ Communicative abilities ­ Aggression levels ­ Chromosomal differences • Androgen • History ­ Plato: women are inferior ­ Aristotle: women are incomplete ­ Bible: men held more power and moral authority • Current Theory ­ Combination of biology and environment  • Hysteria ­ Comes from Greek word for uterus; result of wandering uterus • Lenses ­ Psychoanalytic: our gender differences are biological because they come from our genital  differences ­ Neoanalytic:  • (Horney) women are jealous of men, but not because of penis envy; women en
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