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Unformatted text preview: the way they are supposed to act. Roles are learned through interaction with parents, teachers, peers, and media. Parents transfer values and attitudes regarding how boys and girls should behave. Gender socialization is firmly established by the age of 2 . (action figures vs. dolls, sports uniforms or dresses). Family chores are usually divided into boys and girls jobs. Schools preschool and elementary teachers often encourage different behaviors from boys and girls. Boys tend to be more assertive, calling out answers; girls tend to wait more patiently with hands raised. Schools often dampen female competitiveness. Peers teens who most closely mirror societies traditional gender roles are given the greatest respect. Feminine boys and masculine girls are assigned lower statuses....
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