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Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

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_____ refers to traits that are biological or inherited.

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1. Which of the following classroom activities promotes gender equity?

2. All of the following are examples of environmental influences on gender differences, EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you will learn the difference between nature and nurture, and how they apply to gender and gender stereotypes. You will also be tested on ways to promote gender equity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Environmental influences on gender differences
  • Definitions and examples of nature and nurture
  • Definition of gender schema
  • The importance of gender equity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as gender schemas and gender equity
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the roles that nature and nurture play in gender identity and development
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about gender equity at school in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about nature and nurture in gender differences, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand ways educators can promote gender equity in the classroom
  • Differentiate between the effects of nature and nurture in gender identity
  • Know how psychologists view the 'nature v. nurture' debate when it comes to gender differences
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