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What are the proper uses of the terms “sex” and “gender”? sex refers to biological categorization (male or female), and gender refers to behavioral categorization pg 22 • What are “myths”? Stories that determine a society’s perspectives about the world, themselves, and what behaviors and approaches have meaning or value beyond the real; a story to explain something that has happened in the past • What are “stereotypes” — and what are their four characteristics as identified by Lippmann? Positive or negative characterizations of a group of people based only on expectations or assumptions about the group (erases individuality). Simple, acquired secondhand (not from experience), erroneous (all stereotypes are false), and resistant to change. • What are “countertypes” — and are they an improvement on stereotypes? An attempt to replace or “counter” a previously applied negative stereotype; they are a positive stereotype, but still a stereotype, and they are often merely surface correctives.

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What are the proper uses of the terms sex and gender? sex refers to biological categorization (male or female), and gender refers to behavioral categorization pg 22 What are myths?Stories that determine a societys perspectives about the world, themselves, and what behaviors and approaches have meaning or value beyond the real; a story to explain something that has happened in the past What are stereotypes and what are their four characteristics as identified by Lippmann?Positive or negative characterizations of a group of people based only on expectations or assumptions about the group (erases individuality). Simple, acquired secondhand (not from experience), erroneous (all stereotypes are false), and resistant to change. What are countertypes and are they an improvement on stereotypes?An attempt to replace or counter a previously applied negative stereotype; they are a positive stereotype, but still a stereotype, and they are often merely surface correctives. What is the relationship between expectation and satisfaction in romantic relationships? Expectation is higher in never-married people, so many are not satisfied when they actually get married What does the term romance mean? What is the de

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