Cognitive gender explanations

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➡Damon- older children thought a doll-happy boy was wrong and unusual, while younger children accepted it

➡McConaghy- younger children recognised a character's gender by appearance, not genitals

➡Munroe et al.- kids in different countries still move through the same stages of gender development

➡Bradford et al.- kids aged 4-9 spent more time with toys 'associated' with their sex

➡Slaby and Frey- older children watched their same-gender role model on a screen, while younger kids watched both genders

➡Martin and Halverson- 5-6 year olds recalled schema consistent images, but distorted inconsistent images, e.g. a girl holding a gun

➡Marcus and…


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