Advisor

Jack C. Finley

Date of Award

1975

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource (73 p.)

Subjects

Sex role, Feminism, Marriage (Psychology), Feminism, Marriage -- Psychology, Sex role

DOI

10.15760/etd.1806

Abstract

Sex Roles, A History. From Insects to humans, gender is associated with specific behavior. Below the mammals there are sex differences in dominance that are correlated with androgen function on the inside, and with certain types of stimulation on the outside. In higher forms, the increasing complexity of brain development means increasing capacity for modification through experience and learned modes of adaptation to the environment.

By the time the primate level is reached, social influences have become so intricate and compelling as to clearly foreshadow culture.

According to Elizabeth Janeway in her article Reflections on the History of Women, in all cultures maleness and femaleness are institutionalized as status and become the core of the psychological identities of most individuals.

Description

A practicum submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Portland State University.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12078

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