Psych Sex Roles

1. I believe my BEM classification as feminine fits how I see myself because I do fit many of the sex roles like most females such as codependency. I believe I am not as feminine as the classification says but it is an interesting way to see more about yourself and your traits on paper. I do not think this is the best way to measure sex roles since there are so many blurred lines on how men and women see themselves in today’s society.
  2. The most adaptive sex role classification is androgyny. Androgynous people are able to develop and apply both female and male characteristics and responses to daily life. They are able to make decisions ignoring stereotypes and gender roles. The feminine sex role shows more deficits in worldly experiences such as independence and leadership. Femininity suppresses behaviors that would otherwise help a person grow or gain an upper hand in society. High femininity is said to be, “Consistently correlated with high anxiety, low self-esteem, and low social acceptance.” (e.g., Consentino and Heilburn, 1964; Gall, 1969; Gray, 1957; Sears, 1970; Webb, 1963.)
  3. The mean levels of enjoyment for masculine, androgynous, and feminine males playing with the kitten were 3.0, 4.0, and 3.6 respectively. The standard deviation for feminine males in .92 compared to masculine and androgynous males, which are 1.0, resulting in feminine men being the most different.
  4. A hypothesis that was correct was that androgynous people are more likely to display sex role adaptability and react ignoring stereotypes. Both experiments support this hypothesis and show that androgynous people display both male and female traits. The hypothesis was not supported with the fact that feminine females people did not display females did not display playfulness.
  5. In the show, How I Met Your Mother, two characters display opposite sex roles. Ted is paternal and truthful while also being emotional and sensitive. His androgynous behaviors are understanding...