Rubin et al 1974- stereotypes

Aim: To investigate stereotypes regarding girl and boy babies

Method: 15 boys and 15 girls aged between 0-24 hours, their parents were asked to rate their babies of a number of different things (size, attentivness etc)

Results: Girls were generally described as smaller finer featured being softer, boys as being more attentive

Conclusion:That there are stereotypes held between the differences between boys and girls 

Evaluation: - parents can be biased

- scales might not be accurate as parents think different 

+ Stereotypes from a young age 

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