Flashcards in Gender Bias Deck (10)
-Characteristic of human being which can be applied to all
-Despite differences of upbringing and experience
Is universality effected by gender or cultural bias?
Define gender bias:
-tendency to treat one individual or group in a different way due to being either male or female
-Behaviour is judge according to male standard
What can occur by androcentrism?
-Female behaviour is judged to be abnormal by comparison
Define alpha bias:
-Overestimates/exaggerates difference between sex
-Enhance or undervalue member of either sex (normally females)
Define beta bias:
-Ignore or minimise differences between the sexes
-Can occur when only one type of sex is participating in a research study
What is an example of alpha bias?
-Socialbiological theory of relationship formation
What is Socialbiological theory of relationship formation?
-Explains the human sexual attraction and behaviour through the principle of survival efficiency
-Male impregnate as many so genes passed on
-Female preserve her genes in order for healthy survival of few offsprings