Summary of SLT applied to gender development

1) Direct reinforcement 

positive - more likely to be reinforced for showing behaviour that is gender appropritate

negative- more likely to repeat a behaviour to avoid a negative consequence

punishment- less likely to repreat a behaviour if it leads to neagative consequences .e.g gender inappropriate 

The way boys and girls are reinforced to show distinct gender appropriate behaviour is known as DIFFERENTIAL REINFORCEMENT- this is how a child develops their gender identity

2) indirect/ vicarious reinforcment 

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