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Cognitive developmental theories of gender dvelopment




Kohlberg's Gender Consistency theory of gender development

Kohlberg identified three stages to the development of gender:

Gender identity:

This happens between the ages of 2 and 3. The child recognises that he/she is a boy or a girl.

Gender Stability:

This occurs between the…

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Cognitive developmental theories of gender dvelopment




stereotyped knowledge in 3 to 5 year olds. Gender concept measures included the ability
to identify and to separate the sexes, understand group membership and gender
consistency over situational changes. They found that pre-school children only had basic
gender understanding, yet they had strong…

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