27 January 2011 Lecture

27 January 2011 Lecture - 27January2011Lecture 17:37

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27 January 2011 Lecture 17:37 Boys and Girls: Forming a Gender Identity  Gender Role and Stereotypes Gender role is a really salient part of society  Defining Gender and Sex Sex: biological maleness and femaleness Genetic (chromosomes, anatomical (organs, structures) Gender: psychological, sociological, and cultural characteristics associated with sex Learned, not born Gender differences are not “natural” and therefore not universal How gender develops—Developmental construction of Gender Gender identity: a subjective sense of the self as male or female Gender labeling (~2-3 years) can “name” their gender Kids begin to take all the knowledge their exposed to about gender and place info into  certain categories Gender stability: by preschool (~4-5 years) children embrace gender and start  experimenting with stereotypical objects and behaviors Ambiguity is really hard with children
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