AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Gender Schema Theory

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1. Why would contradiciting schema i.e. female mechanic, not be noticed by young children

  • Children only use gender schemas to deal with certain situations
  • Gender schema's are rigid and will only pay attention to things that are consistent
  • Gender schemas are only based on observation of peers don't understand that level of information yet
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2. Campbell and Poulin Dubois et al's studies both support eachother, why?

  • Children pay attention to same sex stereotyping much earlier
  • Children don't see gender until 5
  • Gender effects how the child processes the Gender schema

3. Tenenbaun and Leaper (2002) believe that who has an influence on a child's gender schema?

  • Parents
  • Peers
  • Members of Authority

4. Who found that under the age of 4 children show no signs of gender constancy, but have strong gender stereotypes?

  • Wilks and James (2003)
  • Martin & Little (1990)
  • Lyotard et al (1998)

5. What is the difference between Kohlberg's theory and Martin and Halverson's theory?

  • The ages in which the processes take place
  • The amount of stages in the process
  • Gender differences in the process


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