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Lecture 4--Blackboard

Lecture 4--Blackboard - COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY...

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1/20/2010 1 COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY Cognitive-Developmental Theory Acquisition of gender-typed behaviors are part of cognitive development Occurs as one interacts with the env’t Stage theory of cognitive development (3 stages) Gender labeling (age 2 or 3 can label) Gender Constancy (by age 5) Gender Identity (Ex: ― My Secret Self ‖) What is your Gender Identity? Is your gender ID in line with what you thought? Do you think this scale measures gender ID adequately? (Writing assignment #1)
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1/20/2010 2 Gender Schema Theory Schema cognitive structure that guides an individuals’ perceptions Gender Schema-set of gender-linked associations Children develop gender-related behaviors because they have schemata that help them adopt behaviors Gender Schema Theory: Example Summary: Theories/Concepts Some address ―essentialized‖ biological notions Other approaches discuss how we get to be ―gendered‖— developmentally/stage Many of them reflect larger biases about gender Variation in how gender is constructed (e.g. culturally, biologically, etc)
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1/20/2010 3 CULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS OF GENDER Dr. Shauna M. Cooper, Psychology of Women Gender Stereotypes Gender social and cultural aspects of being male or female Gender Stereotypes Positive or Negative BOTH CAN BE BAD
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