Gender Identity

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1. What is this defining?- the social, cultural and psychological aspects of being either male or female.

  • Gender
  • Female
  • Sex
  • Male
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2. What is canalisation?

  • Children are encouraged to involove themselves in different activities. e.g. boys and outdoors
  • Parents encourge behaviour which is seen as normal for the child's sex and discourage what is seen as deviant.
  • Channelling the child's interests into toys and activities seen as normal for his or her sex.
  • Names that children are called which each them to identify with the appropriate gender. e.g. good girl

3. What is this defining?- the biological differences between males and femals and usually consists of 6 major components

  • Feminine
  • Gender
  • Sex
  • Masculine

4. What was the overal research about?

  • Role-play with children.
  • Childrens behaviour
  • Gender stereotypes
  • Teaching young children to behave in an expected manner.

5. Who said there was a double standard?

  • Statham
  • Willis
  • Francis
  • Oakley


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