PSYC 3300 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Environmental Factor, Stereotype Threat, Positive Feedback

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Psychology of gender psyc*3300 chapter 6: achievement. Although women have made huge strides in educational achievement, women and men continue to pursue different fields. Women are more likely than men to receive bachelor"s degrees in elementary education and nursing; men are more likely than women to receive degrees in computer science and engineering. Achievement motive: a stable personality characteristic that reflects the tendency to strive for success. Mentions of success, striving, challenge, and accomplishment reflect themes of achievement. People who scored high in achievement motivation were found to persist longer at tasks and to reach higher levels of achievement: typically was found in men, this isn"t really legit though. In the early 1970s, one explanation of why women did not reach high levels of achievement was that they suffered from a fear of success because the characteristics attributed to success were not consistent with the female gender role. Fear of success: the association of negative consequences with achievement.

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