Gender Stereotypes Essay by PaxRomana

Gender Stereotypes
An exploration of the impact of gender stereotyping on toy preferences in a five-year-old subject.
# 63130 | 2,578 words | 9 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper explores the factors influencing gender stereotyping in five-year-old subject Hadley. It includes an overview of the psychological literature pertaining to said stereotyping, a transcript of the interview with Hadley, and an analysis of the interview in the context of adherence to stereotypes.
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"Many studies document the adherence of young children to gender stereotypes (Berk, Textbook, 521). Even children only eighteen months old display some implicit knowledge of gender stereotypes (Berk, 521). By two years, these stereotypes often become deeply ingrained as a component of gender identity (Kuhn, et al., 1978). As children reach ages where beliefs can be more reliably measured, stereotyping emerges as an exceptionally clear component of the social maturing process. In late childhood, some stereotypes become more firmly implanted, while others appear to weaken (Garret and Ein, 1977; Etaugh and Duits, 1990). While these processes clearly undergo fluctuations and shifts in emphasis, gender stereotyping undoubtedly constitutes a major aspect of normal development, and a significant portion of this development includes increased sensitivity toward the symbolic nature of the world, including toward the importance of color."

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