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Social Contexts: Parents
Child's environment...
Is often full of gender stereotyping in physical and social environment
The décor of children's rooms, their clothes and their toys are chosen on gender lines: pink
for girls and blue for boys
Choice of toys differs between the sexes: girls have more dolls and…

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Evidence for Nurture...
Also further supporting research evidence for the idea that this parental input actually does
impact on a child's observable behaviour
Fagot (1992) found that parents who show the clearest patterns of differentiated
reinforcement (treating the sexes differently) have children who are quickest to develop
strong gender preferences…


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