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1

Define universality:

-Characteristic of human being which can be applied to all
-Despite differences of upbringing and experience

2

Is universality effected by gender or cultural bias?

Yes

3

Define gender bias:

-tendency to treat one individual or group in a different way due to being either male or female

4

Define androcentrism:

-Male-centred
-Behaviour is judge according to male standard

5

What can occur by androcentrism?

-Female behaviour is judged to be abnormal by comparison

6

Define alpha bias:

-Overestimates/exaggerates difference between sex
-Enhance or undervalue member of either sex (normally females)

7

Define beta bias:

-Ignore or minimise differences between the sexes
-Can occur when only one type of sex is participating in a research study

8

What is an example of alpha bias?

-Socialbiological theory of relationship formation

9

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

10

What is an example do beta bias?

Fight or flight