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EXPLANATIONS FOR EACH ITEMS ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS

SENSITIVITY

1. All participants got the same answer on this item, 5 males and females agreed that they decide on
things which are based on their intuition. The item measures the sensitivity of an individual. They
easily detect slightest change on their surroundings. Based on a new study that claims that it could
be partly biological and related to the lower prenatal exposure to testosterone that female receive
in the womb the trait of being “intuitive”. We know that men as well based on the previous studies
which have shown that they take more risks than women because they received a higher amount
of testosterone while in the womb. We can associate risk-taking to intuition in the sense that
intuition or being intuitive is characterized by deciding things based on gut feeling in which there is
no certain proof that a decision will be successful and the chance of failing is high.

On the other hand, based on a theory that tackles the biopsychological aspects, because people
are sensitive to things, they tend to conform to the result of this item which only shows that both
genders decide based on their intuition. This is in support to the Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory,
formulated by Gray (1970). It characterizes three systems that underpin individual differences in
personality and psychopathology.

Each of these three systems is assumed to correspond to a circumscribed set of neural pathways.
The behavioral approach system motivates behaviors that are intended to seek rewards in
decision-making. When this system is activated, individuals crave excitement, demonstrate
remarkable persistence, and feel especially elated when they attain rewards. As a consequence,
individuals become very sensitive to potential rewards.

SELF-ASSURED

2. In this item, the results of their responses suggests that males are more easy to accept other people’s
criticisms towards them. According to the Triadic Reciprocality by Albert Bandura, the attitudes is
determined through equally interactions of three factors namely the Behaviour, cognitive and
environmental/ or situational variables.

Further, Bandura’s theory states that we observe and interpret the potential effects of our actions and
determine which behaviors are appropriate. The society dictates that the male must be the stronger
emotionally and physically. So, when they are still young, they have already trained what should a man be
like. Therefore, it was already saved in their cognitive behavior that this is what the environment forces
dictates their actions that’s why they tend to accepts criticism easily than that of the female respondents.

the development of brain will stop at the age 21. The participants answered similarly in this item. According to Russell D. I sometimes doubt myself According to the Psychoanalytic Social Theory of Karen Horney which states that we have the tendency to be neurotic. the nervous system . It is called the Despised Self. We might think this is our true self. Sometimes. In the study of neuroscience. Thus. This measures the sociability category of the individual. we do things to please other people when in reality. They prefer to do things with others and are productive in doing activities with groups because they are somehow motivated to do task when surrounded by people. This push us back and forth to pretend to be perfect and will result to hating ourselves for the tendency to be pretentious and weaknesses that we hate from ourselves. a new study finds that human brains do not fit neatly into “male” and “female” categories this might be the reasoning behind the similarities between the respondents’ answers of the categories stated above. we cannot please all people around us. Based on ScienceMagazine. On the other hand. 6. Some study suggests that female is more focused and less to daydream. The theory implies that the result shows that the respondents are having a hard time on stressing faith in their self. Romeo during the puberty and young adolescent’s stage. We have our weaknesses and bad sides that we don’t like. This is the reason why we doubt ourselves due to this inner battle within us and the pressures of society that gives us. the reasons that there is difference on the answers of both genders probably tackles to the neural pathways of male and female brains. Horney’s theory stated that this inner battle called the Tyranny of Shoulds and Neurotic’s Striving for Glory.SELF-ASSURED 4. SOCIABILITY 6. All items which provide similarities between respondents show that both the male and female respondents respond similarly to the following categories: Sensibility. ATTENTION CONTROL 10. We have the assumptions that everybody might hate us. Self-Assured …. our brain is currently in the process of maturation.

The amygdala and the hypothalamus are sensitive to male sex hormones and grow larger in young men. This secretes hormonal signals that doesn’t appropriate to neural circuits and proper development of the brain. having increased sexual desire. A busier.undergoes considerable amount of maturation allowing manifesting some adult behaviors. Enjoying contact sports. bigger amygdala may also explain why boys and young men need to move around more while learning compared to girls and young women. Similar . and being more assertive are behaviors that make sense with the male growth spurt in the amygdala and hypothalamus. who tend to have a longer attention span that allows them to sit still and focus on one subject for longer periods of time. Thus in this stage males are lesser to have attention and tend to daydream that compare the girls due to the impact of the larger amygdala to young males. Both of these structures are involved in the body’s response to fear and danger.