Child Development – Chapter 13

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Child Development Chapter 13 Gender stereotypes widely held beliefs about characteristics deemed appropriate for males and females Gender roles the reflection of these stereotypes in everyday behavior Gender identity the private face of gender perception of the self as relatively masculine or feminine in characteristics Gender typing refers broadly to any association of objects, activities, roles, or traits with biological sex in ways that conform to cultural stereotypes of gender Instrumental traits reflecting competence, rationality, and assertiveness; regarded as masculine Expressive traits emphasizing warmth, caring, and sensitivity; viewed as feminine Gender-stereotype flexibility overlap in the characteristics of males and females Androgyny scoring high on both masculine and feminine personality characteristics Gender constancy a full understanding of the biologically based permanence of their gender, which combines three understandings:
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2010 for the course PSYCH 130 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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