Women's Studies Exam 2

Flashcards For Exam 2
 
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ovulation
luteinizing hormone suppresses growth in all follicles except one; this follicle then releases...
dysmenorrhea
menstrual pain; painful cramps in the abdomen. Also includes headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue,...
Prostaglandins
substances that the body produces in high concentrations just before menstruation, and they...
PMS
name given to a variety of symptoms that occur before menstruating. Symptoms: headaches, breast...
Why is PMS controversial?
1. Researchers don't agree on its operational definition. 2. Some claim that ALL women experience...
Two Factors that Cause Premenstrual Problems
1. Psychological factors, such as anxiety and strong endorsement of traditionally feminine...
Which cultures have a taboo against menstruating women?
Creek Indians in Oklahoma (don't touch them!), European Americans, North Americans (euphemisms)
Identity
individual's self-rating of personal characteristics along with biological, psychological,...
PMDD
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-: 3-9% of women experience severe PMS. Listed in DSM-IV as...
Study: Name some things that make you feel bad about yourselves.
38% of eighth-grade girls reported dissatisfaction with their bodies, compared to only 15%...
Feminism
A belief system in which women's experiences and ideals are valued. Feminists argue that women...
Feminist social identity
people are likely to say that they support feminist ideas but they are unlikely to claim a...
Ego development
a kind of psychological growth in which people develop a more complex view of themselves and...
Ethnic Identity
people's sense that they belong to an ethnic group, as well as their attitudes and behaviors...
Self-esteem
a measure of how much you like and value yourself. Gender differences? It depends. Meta-analysis...
How can young women maintain academic aspirations in middle- and high-school?
If schools make gender equality a priority, institute a mentoring system, have high expectations...
When do females start to form negative attitudes toward traditionally male courses?
Middle school.
True or False: women are currently more likely than men to pursue higher education
True! :) However, relatively few college professors are women. (39% ish)
chill classroom climate
faculty members treat men and women differently in the classroom, and women feel ignored and...
Who is more likely to attend college, Black women or Black men?
Black women, perhaps because athletics and high salaries are more valued in Black men?
Tribal colleges
2- and 4-year institutions that provide a transition between native culture and the predominately...
Women who pursue high-prestige, non-traditional careers:
high grades in school, independent, self-confident, assertive, emotionally stable, satisfied...
The truth about family relationships
most adolescents, both females and males, actually get along well with their parents, and agree...
true or false: females and males report similar family experiences
true, but females may be more encouraged to emphasize their emotions
women and friendships
relationships with girlfriends provides a support system in an environment that often seems...
Trends in adolescent relationships
Last about 4 months (longer in late adolescence); likely to describe their romantic partners...
When do young lesbians first realize their attraction to females?
Age 11. Most likely to first "come out" to a friend. Lesbians typically overcome most negative...

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