Gender stereotypes differ between cultures
North American cultures think that they are aggressive, but Nigerians don't think this as much
when do Children Develop Stereotypes
by age 34 children know 1/3 of the same stereotypes that adults have
by age 5 they know 95% of the same stereotypes
as they grow their opinions become more flexible (start with rigid mental models which then
become more abstractPiaget
2. differences related to gender
intellectual abilities and achievement
there are differences in reading ability and spatial ability between males and females
boys and girls, men and women behave differently when finding their way in an environment.
women tend to use landmarks and men tend to use markers. This makes sense because women are
better at spatial memory than men and men are better at spatial relations and rotations, this is why it
is easier for them to use street names.
overall, men are better at spatial relations
Evaluating Gender differences
boys tend to be more aggressive than girls
girls tend to be aggressive in different ways, through exclusion or ignoring those they don't like,
little girls tend to be more empathetic than boys
girls tend to be more compliant in a group setting than boys.
little girls tend to buy into messages more