Study Guide for Midterm 1

Psychology of Women



  1. The distinction between gender and sex
  2. Biases that can exist in research (Focusing on Gender based biases)
    1. Hypothesis or Research Question
    2. Method
    3. Analysis
    4. Reporting the Research
  3. Attitude
  4. Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral components of an attitude
  5. Gender role ideology or Gender role attitudes
  6. Sexism, Stereotypes, Discrimination
  7. Racial differences in gender role ideologies
  8. Traditional, egalitarian, and transitional gender role ideologies
  9. Category-based expectancies versus target-based expectancies
  10. Subcategories and Gender-role stereotypes
  11. Discrimination
  12. Types of Sexism [traditional, modern & hostile, benevolent]
  13. Descriptive versus prescriptive components of a stereotype
  14. Racial differences in descriptive components of a stereotype
  15. Stereotypes and the Media (book)
  16. Seven key points about how women are represented in the media
  17. Gender representation in language
  18. Media portrayal of women and itís effects on people who watch it
  19. Obvious key points in the reading