Gender Schema Theory

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1. What does the theory claim?

  • That basic gender identity is known by the age of 3-7
  • That basic gender identity is sufficient enough for a child to know their gender at the age of 2-3
  • That basic gender identity isn't enough for a child to know their gender
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2. What is an advantage of the longitudinal study?

  • High validity
  • Control variables
  • No bias

3. 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

4. In-group?

  • Formed of attitudes, expectations and behaviour of the gender they identify with
  • Formed of attitudes, expectations and behaviour of the opposite gender
  • Attitudes, expectations and behaviours they like

5. Who proposed the gender Schema theory?

  • Campbell
  • Martin and Halverson
  • Kolberg

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