Unformatted text preview: y Kohlberg observed that children follow rules determinedly.
Kohlberg From parents, advertising, school, textbooks, TV shows, movies, toys Complex learning is possible because children learn rules. Rulelearning is cognitive. The development of gender constancy is dependent upon learning
the rules for “appropriate” masculine & feminine behavior. Research on gender constancy Gender constancy: a cognitive understanding learned in steps
learned Correct labeling – by 2
Correct criteria – by 4
Gender conventions – 4-7
Gender Rules for “appropriate” masculine & feminine behavior
Rules Gender constancy – 4-7
Gender Understand that maleness & femaleness are permanent Gender constancy & secure gender identity Gender constancy – a cognitive understanding that gender
is a permanent given about self . . .
is IIs a prerequisite for solidifying a gender identity – an
emotional understanding about self.
emotional Criticism of Cognitive Development Theory
Criticism of Cognitive Developm...
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- Spring '08
- Social Learning Theory, social cognitive theories, gender constancy