AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Gender Schema Theory

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1. 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)
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2. What would children look at the create this gender schema

  • Peers and their behaviours
  • role models and their enviroment
  • Role models only

3. 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

4. Which study concluded that girls gender stereotyped through dolls by age 2-3?

  • Mullen (2001)
  • Campbell (2001)
  • Paulin-Dubois et al (2002)
  • Green (2004)

5. 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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