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Schema and Feminist theories
Transcript of Schema and Feminist theories
LEVELS OF SEXISM
Evidence for Gender Schema Theory
Gender Schema Theory
A father and his son were involved in a car accident in which the father was killed and the son was seriously injured. The
father was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and his body was taken to a local mortuary. The son was taken by
ambulance to a hospital and was immediately wheeled into an operating room. A surgeon was called. Upon seeing the patient, the attending surgeon exclaimed, "Oh my God, it's my son!?"
Can you explain this?
Schemas - general knowledge framework a person has about a particular topic which organizes and guides perception
Gender Schema - set of gender-linked associations/frameworks
Process, filter, and interpret information in dichotomous way - male or female
Gender Schema Theory
Gender schemas become intertwined with our self-concept to different degrees
Study of 5- and 6-year olds
Unequal in status and power are distributed through gender categories
Sexism is pervasive
Gender is socially constructed
External vs Internal attributions
Many schools of thought
—read Hyde chapter
Feminist Psychological Theories
Using existing schema to understand new information
Gender as catagorical
Gender as continuous
Gender as multidimensional
CLASSES OF SEXISM
Take out a sheet of paper.
Modification of existing schemata, or creation of new schemata to incorporate new information
Friday: Discussion board-Theory application
Monday: GEP initial topic ideas
**Revised course outline posted. CTP 2 pushed back