Discussion Assignment

Part 1

Describe and discuss the major theories regarding psychology and gender. Include in the discussion your views of social-cognitive theory of gender development and the gender schema theory.

In your exploration of these concepts, respond to the following:

  • Describe and explain at least two of the major theories.
  • Compare the two theories as they relate to gender.
  • On the basis of your research, explain which theory you find more accurate and why. Provide details as to why you feel the way you do, supporting your response with text references and additional citations from scholarly articles

Part 2

Now, examine and discuss the similarities and differences in sexual development in the genders.

In your exploration of these concepts, respond to the following:

  • Examine, describe, and share the similarities and differences between premenstrual syndrome and testosterone aggression.
  • Compare variations in sexual development in the genders.

Support your responses with information from the following resources:

You can refer to the following optional resources:

  • Archer, J. (2004). Sex differences in aggression in real-world settings: Ameta-analytic review. Review of General Psychology8(4), 291–322.
  • Campbell, A., & Muncer, S. (1994). Sex differences in aggression: Socialrepresentations and social roles. The British Journal of SocialPsychology33(2), 233–240.
  • Grossman, M., & Wood, W. (1993). Sex differences in emotional intensity: Asocial role explanation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,65(5), 1010–1022.
  • Ritter, D. (2003). Effects of menstrual cycle phase on reporting levels ofaggression using the Buss and Perry aggression questionnaire.Aggressive Behavior29(6), 531–538.
  • Susman, E. J., Inoff-Germain, G., Nottelmann, E. D., Loriaux, D., Cutler,G. B., Jr., & Chrousos, G. P. (1987). Hormones, emotionaldispositions, and aggressive attributes in young adolescents.Child Development58(4), 1114–1134.

*Not an essay* There are no page number requirements; however, a logical and substantiated post is required. 

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