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Before viewing the Chapter 5 content, use the Gender Traits Handout (posted above) as a reference to answer the following questions:

  1. Which traits do you think are more often linked with men, women, or both? You can include traits that are not on the handout and even include traits that you have heard but may disagree with.
  2. Are there a lot of differences in traits between the genders? Are there more differences than similarities?
  3. What do you think explains the similarities/differences? Why do we have cultural universals in beliefs about the personality characteristics of men and women? For example, you can talk about nature or nurture.