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Ch 17: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 16: Gender Roles

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The Gender Roles chapter of this Holt Psychology Principles in Practice Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with gender roles. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Gender Roles textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Gender Roles chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the gender roles topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Gender-related differences and stereotypes
  • Roles of hormones and genetics in gender
  • The definition for Freud's Oedipus complex theory
  • To define and explain gender schema theory
  • Socialization's effects on gender roles
  • Contributions of Margaret Mead and George Murdock
  • Gender roles among the Tchambuli people

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9 Lessons in Chapter 17: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 16: Gender Roles
Gender Stereotypes: Definition & Examples

1. Gender Stereotypes: Definition & Examples

Gender stereotypes are over-generalizations about the characteristics of an entire group based on gender. While gender stereotypes have been popularly perceived as having negative connotations, they can also have positive ones as well.

Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

2. Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

Are boys better in math and science courses than girls? Are girls better at activities like dance? Gender stereotypes are abundant in society. Are these stereotypes based on real differences or perpetuated opinions? This lesson focuses on gender differences and the influence of nature versus nurture.

Gender Typing: Biological Views of Genetics & Hormones

3. Gender Typing: Biological Views of Genetics & Hormones

In this lesson, we explore gender typing while clearly differentiating between 'sex' and 'gender'. While acknowledging the force of culture on gender identity, we look more specifically at the effects of genetics and hormones on development and behavior.

Freud's Oedipus Complex Theory: Definition & Overview

4. Freud's Oedipus Complex Theory: Definition & Overview

In this lesson, explore Freud's theory of unconscious desires through the Oedipus complex, which Freud - and many other psychologists, too - feel identifies and explains a vital aspect of our psycho-sexual development.

The Impact of Socialization on Gender

5. The Impact of Socialization on Gender

The following lesson covers how boys and girls are taught how to be boys and girls and where and by whom they are taught this behavior. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

Gender Schema Theory: Definition & Explanation

6. Gender Schema Theory: Definition & Explanation

Gender schema theory suggests that young children are influenced by society's ideas about what it means to be a male or female in their culture. Learn about gender schema theory, gender schemas, and how they influence childhood development in this lesson.

Gender Roles in Society: Definition & Overview

7. Gender Roles in Society: Definition & Overview

In this lesson, we will define gender roles and look into the traditional roles of men and women. We will also explore the shift in these roles and how they appear today.

Gender Views: Margaret Mead, George Murdock and Global Views

8. Gender Views: Margaret Mead, George Murdock and Global Views

How much of gender-role expectation is biologically based, and how much is based on culture? This lesson asks that overarching question by discussing three different examinations of gender by culture, each of which offers a different perspective on how influential culture is on gender roles.

Tchambuli Tribe: Culture & Gender Roles

9. Tchambuli Tribe: Culture & Gender Roles

This lesson describes the culture, gender roles, and some of the traditions of the Tchambuli tribe. This tribe's village is located in Papua New Guinea, where they continue to practice many of their cultural traditions.

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