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Gender bias: Alpha bias

Exaggerates differences between the sexes.
E.g. Sociobiological theory.

2

Gender bias: Beta bias

Minimises differences between the sexes.
E.g. Kohlberg's theory and fight/flight theory.

3

Androcentrism

Normal behaviour is judged from the male standard.
E.g. Female aggression explained by PMS.

4

Gender bias evaluation:
Implications of gender bias

May validate stereotypes and discrimination.
E.g. Research into PMS.

5

Gender bias evaluation:
Sexism within the research process

Research questions oriented to male concerns.
Preference for results showing gender differences.
Lab experiments disadvantages women.

6

Universality and bias

Bias may be an inevitable part of the research process.