gender schema

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Martin + Halverson - Gender Schema theory
process of aquiring gender relevant info occurs before gender consistency , also goes onto further suggest how schema aquisition affects memory + attentiion
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Schema?
Mental representation of the world - from the media/parents in order for gender development to fully occur
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Ingroup/outgroup schemas
Ingroup= group which child identifies with.-once identified a group ,leads to them positively evaluating own group + learning behaviours which relate to their ingrop
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How can schemas affect memory + attention
due to the child ignoring any other information which is not consistent with the ingroup + so distorts memory
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Bradbard et al
4-9 year old, neutral object - pizza cutter were boy/girl - payed more attention to ingroup info
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Bussey + Bandura
4 year olds- feel good about playing with GC toys + awful about playing with inconsistent ones
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Hoffman
mothers with less stereotyped jobs , theire children dont have such fixed views + are receptive to some GI ideas
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Martin + Halverson
recall pics of people, under 6 recalled more GC ones than inconsistent
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Martin + Little
Found below age of GC, displayed strong gender stereotype about what each sex was permitted to do
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