Psychology’s Research on Gender & Gender Bias
Question 1 (400 Words): Trace the history of psychology’s research on gender, beginning with the founding of psychology. Include in your discussion the Structuralist, Functionalist, Psychoanalytic, and Behaviorist perspectives and their views regarding the importance of gender in psychology. Lastly, discuss the feminist movement of the 1960s and how it prompted changes within current psychology today.
Question 2 (400 Words): Gender bias can enter the research process at any point. Discuss and give examples of how gender bias can become a factor in each stage of the research process: 1) Finding a problem to study, 2) Choosing variables, 3) Choosing a design, 4) Formulating a hypothesis, 5) Collecting data, 6) Analyzing data, and 7) Interpreting the results.