American families in social context

  1. ethnicity
    a groups identity based on a sense of a common culture and language
  2. race
    implies a biologically distinct group but science rejects that there are races distinguished by biological makers
  3. sex
    used in reference to male or female anatomy and physiology
  4. gender
    describes societal attitudes and behaviors expected and associated with the two sexes
  5. gender identity
    refers to the degree to which an individual sees herself or himself as feminine or masculine
  6. traditional sexism
    beliefs that men and women are essentially different and should occupy different social roles that women are not as fit as men to perform certain tasks and occupations and that differential treatment of men and women is acceptable
  7. modern sexism
    that takes the form of a denial of the existence of discrimination against women, (B) resentment of complaints about discrimination and (C) resentment of "special favors" for women
  8. ideal woman
    was physically attractive, not too competitive, a good listener, and adaptable
  9. social learning theory
    children learn gender roles as they are taught by parents, schools, and the media
  10. self identification theory
    children categorize themselves as male or female, typically by age 3
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American families in social context
race and ethnicity