Gender Comparisons in Social and Personality Characteristics Page 174 6-1. Which of the following students provides the best understanding of the social constructionist approach? a. Gene: “Our social information is constructed by an interaction of our genetic predispositions and the social world.” b. Audra: “Our beliefs about social categories are gradually acquired during the first three years of life; thereafter, it‟s difficult to change them.” *c. Qing: “Our experience in our culture provides the information necessary to invent our own versions of reality.” d. Rennie: “Our knowledge about the social world is stored in mental images, rather than in language or verbal descriptions.” Pages 174-175 6-2. According to the social constructionist approach to gender, a. our views of the world provide us with objective perspectives about social interactions. b. our views of the world are shaped primarily by rewards and punishments. c. we create highly accurate representations of the outside world. *d. we create our versions of reality, based on our gender-related interactions and experiences in the world. Pages 174-175 6-3. Which of the following statements is the best description of the social constructionist perspective? a. People learn their social roles by the principles of operant conditioning and modeling. b. Each individual constructs a life plan, according to his or her construction of the ideal self. c. The conflicts we faced as children help us construct a prototype for our adult interactions. *d. We construct our view of the world, including what it means to be male or femaleread more
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