Status in peer groups

Status in peer - Status in peer groups Role of parents in childrens peer relationships The development of Gender Roles Gender stereotypes and roles

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Status in peer groups Role of parents in children’s peer relationships The development of Gender Roles Gender stereotypes and roles o Stereotypes Instrumental vs. expressive Cross-culturally, instrumental traits are encouraged in males (active, independent, dominant) and expressive traits are encouraged in females (emotional, gentle, oriented towards home) Development of stereotypes By the later half of their second year, children begin formed gender-related expectation about the kinds of objects and activities that are typically associated with males and females Between their 2 nd and 3 rd birthday most children come to know which gender group they belong to and by age 3 to use gender terms (boy, girl) in their speech Their behavior also becomes gender-differentiated, particularly in sex-typed play o Perspectives on Gender development Biological perspectives Influences on gender role adoption: the case for biology o Evolutionary psychologists argue that historically speaking,
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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Status in peer - Status in peer groups Role of parents in childrens peer relationships The development of Gender Roles Gender stereotypes and roles

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