Psychology constructs the female: Or he fantasy life of the male psychologist with some attention to the fantasies of his friends, the male biologist and the male anthropologist). Feminism & Psychology, 3(2), 195-210. doi: 10.1177/0959353593032005 1. Weisstein’s (1993) main argument was that the manner of obtaining correct information regarding women and psychology is flawed. The author argued that many theories come from “years of intensive clinical experience” but the discrepancy of the experimentsbased on the bias of the experimenter, and their preconceived ideas of how groups will react. They
Writer’s purpose is more social criticism than scientific study. Actually he has two arguments – he is against the scientific research itself, and also about the conclusions drawn from that research. Seeks to examine the way we think about gender – where some of our ideas come from. First person approach takes us into this scientist’s thinking as he critiques the evidence and conclusions of his colleagues from a century ago. Summary of Argument 1.
WOMEN IN THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION ERA The same way women responded to and participated in the Renaissance and Humanistic Movements, they were also involved in the Scientific Revolution too. The excitement of new discoveries of the 17th and 18th centuries inspired a few gifted women scientists to formulate their own theories about the natural world. Most people have not heard of the women that will be discussed shortly, but surely all have heard of Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilee, Sir Isaac Newton, and Rene Descartes. Like their male counterparts, the women scientists performed their own experiments, and even published their findings. In contrast to those women who were educated formally in humanistic precepts, women in the Scientific
Pinker concludes his commentary with psychologist Philip Tetlock’s argument dealing with taboo. Tetlock believed that the outlook on taboo was an ingrained sense to morality. Pinker ends by saying, in a sense, that sex differences are now a kind of taboo when it comes to equal opportunities between the genders. However, he believes that the mentality of taboo when it comes to gender equality confines the findings of science and free
Assignment: Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality PSY/265 Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality I believe that the historical and scientific perspectives in the text have shaped the way that gay individuals may perceive themselves in that they give these particular individuals different views of other people and the way that they look at gay people and their chosen lifestyle. The cross-cultural perspective is one perspective that gives gay individuals the perspectives from different cultures and the way that they view and think of the gay sexual orientation. While some cultures believe that gay relationships between two individuals of the same sex is wrong, some other cultures believe that it
A major theme that has been discussed in the literary community is the homoeroticism in the play. When read contemporarily, it can be argued that there is intentional homoeroticism or homosexuality. The issue is complicated further when one takes into account the way sexuality was viewed in the time the play was originally written and performed. Before delving into the relationships in The Twelfth Night, one must first examine the way that sex, sexuality, and gender were thought of and portrayed in Renaissance England. In his honors thesis, Leigh Bullion describes it perfectly: Sexuality in the early modern period was regarded very differently than it is in our culture.
However, big or small the role, each woman has innate and inborn parts that separate her from men. In The Female Brain, by using the logical appeal, Brizendine elaborates on the efficacy of hormones on the bodies, minds, and hearts of women in general. For example, she conveys that studies have shown, “[T]he female brain is so deeply affected by hormones that their influence can be said to create a woman’s reality” (Brizendine 3). Brizendine uses this approach to the logical appeal to prove her point to the extreme. When men or women read this book, the placebo effect occurs in their minds.
She decided that Freud’s theories were inaccurate as men could also experience womb envy. Horney refused to believe people were instinctively driven and that behavior was derivative of repressed sexual needs or tendencies (Women's Intellectual Contributions to the Study of Mind and Society, 2011). Horney did still value Freud for his perceptive insights but overall she felt his observations were not entirely accurate and were lacking the emphasis needed on both genders and cultural and environmental influences (Feist & Feist, 2009). All in all Freud influence Karen Horney in the respect that his theories were both the flame that ignited her interest in psychology and the motivation to branch out and explore. Freud’s influence initially captured her to be
Compare and Contrast: Jennifer and Rachel and Narcissus Cloned In today’s society, people have different opinions about the many debatable issues that affect our nation every day. One of the most controversial topics has to do with the discovery and use of cloning. The articles “Jennifer and Rachel” by Lee M. Silver and “Narcissus Cloned” by John Conley both identify the concern of cloning and state there side on the issue. The main question at hand is “Is cloning harmful/moral?”, and if so, why? The two articles state opposing arguments by using different literary techniques and strategies to convince the reader to take their side based on their arguments.
The articles have provided insight on how the identity of the disabled or homosexuals remains inhibited as a result of discrimination and prejudice preventing it and a knowledge of oneself from fully developing. The attitudinal and institutional barriers contribute to psychological insecurity and distress creating an “internalized oppression” in which disabled people interpret their impairments as “painful or limiting”.  This state of mind is overcome through what Shakespeare compares to the homosexual notion of ‘coming out’ in which a disabled person must redefine what disability is and realize that society is the problem. This obstacle may be overcome by a combination of political understanding and collective identification that allow one to challenge the notions of normality, ultimately demonstrating that those individuals were impairments can successfully create their own identities and express their sexuality regardless of society’s construction of difference and