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ERIC Number: ED279597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Sex Roles: Their Relationship to Cultural and Biological Determinants. [Draft].
Sigmon, Scott B.
This paper examines relevant research in comparative sociology, social anthropology with primitive societies, the behavior of primates, the hormonal control of social behavior, and contemporary social psychology. The reciprocal influence of social and biological factors on human societies is discussed. Moreover, the effect of attitudes on social roles is considered crucial. Because modern societies that value egalitarianism appear to be moving toward greater equalization of sex roles, this phenomenon--although far from being achieved--could be studied in future research as a "convergence hypothesis." Sex roles are not universal, need not be permanent, and are affected by both biology and social custom in varying degrees among different groups. (Author/APG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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