Culture and Gender. Part 1. Definitions. Before we get into how culture influences gender dynamics, it’s important that we attempt to clarify some misconceptions. Let’s start with basic definitions of key terms. Sex Sex roles Sexual Identity Gender Gender role Gender Identity
Who does what? Who is culturally “permitted” to
do this or that?
SEX AND GENDER ACROSS CULTURES the impact of culture on psychology.
CULTURE, GENDER ROLES, and STEREOTYPES the impact of culture on psychology.
GENDER DIFFERENCES the impact of culture on psychology.ACROSS CULTURES
Women are viewed as passive, weak, nurturing, and adaptive with needs such as abasement, deference, nurturance, affiliation, and heterosexuality.
These researchers are suggesting that their findings support a “psychological universal” when it comes to gender stereotypes.