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Outline and evaluate one or more cognitive developmental theories of gender
development. (25 marks)

Psychologists have considered many explanations of gender development in an attempt to
understand how our awareness of gender emerges and the effect it has on our behaviour and on those
around us.

One of the main…

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There is a major problem with Kohlberg's theory by which it predicts there is little or no gender
appropriate behaviour before gender consistency is achieved. Yet in reality gender role behaviour is shown
by most boys and girls by their second birthday which according to Kohlberg is several years before…


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