Kolberg thresh of gender develpoment

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1. Gender identity is?

  • 1-3 years old, recoginise either male or female using experience
  • 3-5 years old, realise gender is consistent overtime
  • 6-7 onwards, realise gender is permanent, despite changing appearance they stay the same gender
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2. What did kolberg believe?

  • That it is universal as every child will go through the stages at the same age
  • That every child will go through the stages in their own time
  • That there is no other explanation to gender only his stages

3. Slaby and Frey found?

  • Child at a young age may not have the language skills to express themselves/understand due to the lack of mental development maybe
  • Children at a young age don't care enough to understand gender
  • Children at a young age will just copy whatever they see and will relate to that gender

4. Why is the theory deterministic?

  • Ignores every other factor that may effect gender
  • Assumes everyone develops that way
  • Simplifies explanation, numerous other factors

5. Who carried out a cross cultural study?

  • Frey
  • Munro
  • Kolberg


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