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Lecture 8

PSYC21H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Gender Role, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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David Haley

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Lecture 8 Chapter 8 & 10
Gender Identity: what’s allowing us to expand and contract in terms of forming a gender
Routines, stories, rituals: things you can do to maintain your identity
o With your families or even your peers and friendships
o Provide us with a stable identity
Hegel’s Lord and Bondsman
Our consciousness depends on others to recognize us
When others don’t recognize you, your identity is at a sort of threat at that moment
Definitions and Distinctions
Peers: everyone in your social group
o Have friendships with peers but friendship is a more intimate relationship
How do pee relatiohps differ
Young peers are not staying attentive to each other for too long
They’re not doing the same routines as they wud do with an adult
There’s more novelty in the peer group interactions
They’re more likely to involve : a narrower relationship than with adults
Developmental patterns of Interactions
If one baby cries, another baby will cry in response
They toy with each other, pull each other’s hair
Peer is not until at least 1 years of age. Why?
o b/c you have to have some sort of selectivity with who your peers are
Origins of social exclusion
Do they have the ability to form social relationships with peers when they are so young?
Do they have any source of rejection?
Getting started: defining sex and gender
gender based: how soon do children form those kind of beliefs
o young kids may not even know that long hair goes to girls and short hair goes to
Gender identity: when does the child identify as one vs. the other. Male vs. female
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