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
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Culture and Gender
Who does what? Who is culturally “permitted” to
do this or that?
THE IMPACT OF GENDER AND CULTURE ON PSYCHOLOGY
SEX AND GENDER ACROSS CULTURES
CULTURE, GENDER ROLES, and STEREOTYPES
GENDER DIFFERENCES 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.