Gender Schema Theory

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  • Created on: 19-05-16 09:15

1. What happens when an individual sees their in-group positively?

  • Motivates them to be more like their own gender and develop the in-group schema
  • Motivates them to be more independent and create their own in-group
  • They decide to hate their out-group
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2. How do children develop schemas?

  • From what the biological sex of the child is
  • From interactions with other children, adults also through media
  • From environment with other adults and tv shows

3. Who found that children recall higher numbers of gender consistent images, but not many inconsistent?

  • Halverson
  • Kolberg
  • Campbell

4. What did Bradbard find?

  • When told that the items related to their gender there was a greater interest
  • When told that the items related to their gender there was a lower interest
  • They played with all of the toys with no greater or lower interest

5. Out-group?

  • Formed of attitudes, expectations and behaviours of the opposite gender
  • Formed of attitudes, expectations and behaviours of the gender the individual relates to
  • Attitudes, expectations and behaviours they don't like

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