AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Gender Constancy Theory

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1. What are the three stages to the Gender Constancy Theory?

  • Gender Identity, Gender Stability and Gender Constancy
  • Gender Identification, Gender Stabilisation and Gender Continuity
  • Genetic Impulse, Gender Constancy and Gender Processing (Mental and Physical)
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2. In stage two of the Gender Constancy theory, what does the child think of gender?

  • That it can change, due to the activities they partake in i.e. female or male roles
  • That gender is constant
  • That gender changes due to how they are socialised

3. How does Kohlbergs theory differ that of Martin and Halverston's?

  • Gender schema age is 2
  • Gender Schema age is 4
  • Not as many stages that the child goes through

4. What does this theory look at the most, and what does it ignore?

  • Looks at the cultural factors, but ignores the social
  • Looks at the cognitive factors, but ignores the cultural
  • Looks at the biological factors, but ignores the social

5. Who created the Gender Constancy Theory?

  • Kohlberg
  • Tonin
  • Martin and Halverson
  • James et al


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