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Gender Studies Quiz #1
Chapters 1 and 2
Terms in this set (21)
Qualitative Research Methods
Interpretive methods; aim to understand the nature or meaning of experiences that cannot be quantified.
Critical Research Methods
Identify and challenge inequities and problems in social life.
Mixed Research Methods
a mixture of two or more research methods. Useful in gaining multiple types of information.
Quantitative Research Methods
gather data than can be quantified and analyze the data to draw conclusions. Most closely associated with the social sciences. Examples include descriptive statistics, surveys, and experiments.
made up of structures or institutions and practices or activities that reflect and uphold a particular social order. They do tis by defining certain social groups, values, expectations, meanings, and patterns of behavior as natural and good and others as unnatural, bad, or wrong.
a way to describe, explain, and predict relationships among phenomena.
maintains that biological characteristics are the basis of gender differences. These theories focus on how X and Y chromosomes, hormonal activities, and brain specialization influence a range of individual qualities from body features to thinking and motor skills.
focused on interpersonal factors that influence the development of masculinity and femininity. There are three of these theories that try to explain how individuals become gendered.
These theories assume that relationships, especially the earliest ones, are central to human development. In this theory, a child "learns" their gender from internalizing the views of other people around them during their early years of development.
Social learning theory and Cognitive development theory.
How we assume and understand others behavior
Subscribing to either male or female throughout ones whole life
Conceptualization of specific gender activities; children sorting toys into female and male toys.
The assumption that heterosexuality is the norm and all other forms of sexuality are outside the norm.
Humans generate identities, including gender, through performance and expression. Gender is not something we have, rather it is something we do in specific ways at specific times.
Other than normal behavior that challenges how we define gender, race, ethnicity, etc.
Queer Performative Theory
Integration of both queer and performance theory. Suggests that acting out of the norm will foster greater acceptance of all genders.
Social Learning Theory
Individuals learn their gender primarily by imitating others behavior and getting responses from others to their own behavior.
Explains that an individual's position in a hierarchy influences how they think, act, and feel. For example, a slave may feel that slavery is unjust but a slave's master may feel that it is not ethically immoral.
We learn our identities, including gender, through our interactions with others.
All men are the "same" and all women are the "same"
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