Infancy and Childhood-Lecture 6-Blackboard

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Unformatted text preview: 1 2 Masculine Generic language: language that uses male terms that purports to be inclusive of females and males. Example: “Spokesman” Spotlighting: the practice of emphasizing a person’s gender ▪ Ex: Female professor receives prestigious grant. ▪ Ex: “Lady Gamecocks”; “Lady Tarheels” Parallel terms: “Master & Mistress”— not very common today Childlike terms: Example: “I’m talking to my girl on the phone” ..or “my baby girl on the phone.” Animal & food-like terms: Peaches, sugar-pie, honey, fox Sexualizationterms: Slut, whore, bitch (particularly as related to slut or whore) Dr . Shauna M. Cooper, Psychology of Women 3 First 2 years of life--period of rapid growth Brain/Cognitive and Physical growth Social Smile; Gesturing; Talking; Pretend Play Gender Differences Girls are smaller than boys Girls have more advanced skeletal and neurological systems and greater sensitivity to sound stimuli Infant Gender Differences Similarities are the rule for most behaviors However, boys are more active Temperament (some differences) Adults’Treatment of Infants Parents generally treat boys and girls similarly...
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