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Unformatted text preview: something. In the case of children’s toys, society promotes boys to play with toys that involve building, fighting and athletics because that is what boy are “supposed” to like and take part in. The same can be said for the girl toys, society believe that girls should partake in less physical activities and more emotional and nurturing activities which is why the girl section is full of stuffed animals and “be a mommy” toys. (Note: these are all my thoughts which is why there are no citations.) A dispositional trait is a “personal or group trait, such as motivation level, mood, and inherent ability” (Ferrante 2006:163). This can be tied into the toys by the inherent ability. Girls, by nature are more nurturing then boys are, and that is why their section is filled with stuffed animals, etc. Boys are more physical and aggressive then girls are and that is why there are action figures and athletic equipment in their section....
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- Spring '07
- Sociology, Barbie dolls, specific sections, DUAN G2B60 Exploriment, local toy shop