Social learning theory- gender explanations

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➡Fagot- children were more critical of deviant male peers than female peers

➡Idle et al.- fathers were more negative to boys being feminine than mothers

➡Pfost and Fione- women in 'male' occupations were seen more negatively than vice versa

➡Eccles- teachers praised boys' academic achievement, and girls' tidiness and compliance

➡McGhee and Frueh- those who watched more TV had stronger gender stereotypes

➡Smith and Lloyd- mothers offered 'male' babies more active play and toy hammers, and dolls to 'female' babies


➡Relating to Smith and Lloyd's study-

▪diiferences in play may have been due to individual…


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