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characteristics of people as males and females
involves a sense of ones own gender, including knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of being male or female
sets of expectations that prescribe how females or males should think, act, and feel.
acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role
evolutionary psychology view
adaptation during the evolution of humans produced psychological differences between males and females.
brain structure differences
- hypothalamus larger in men
- parietal lobe larger in men
- emotional expression area larger in females
- female brains are smaller than male brains but have more surface area
language of conversation, it is a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships
talk that is designed to give information
midlife transition in which fertility declines