AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Gender Constancy Theory

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

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

3. 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

4. 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)

5. What two things does Kohlbergs theory take into account which are not reductionists and easy to generalise?

  • Biological and Chemical
  • Cognitive and Biological
  • Social and Biological
  • Cognitive and Social


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