Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Since the onset of the Women's Liberation movement in 1970, psychology literature has been flooded with studies investigating psychological sex differences, especially with regard to sex roles. This construct has been subdivided into the domains of masculine, feminine, androgynous, and undifferentiated, and persons classified under each of these categories have been examined in terms of how their "sex role'' influences their overt and covert behaviors. This ad hoc procedure for studying sex roles is useful in describing behaviors, one of psychology's professed goals. It may even prove valuable in striving toward the more ubiquitous goal of predicting behavior from preceding events.
Chewning, Mary F., "An alternative explanation for the origin and effects of sex roles" (1980). Honors Theses. 719.