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Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Gender and Families

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PSYC 3630
Erin Ross

Lecture 3 1 January 17, 2012 Gender and Families - Gender differentiation of toys (pink for girls, primary colour for boys) Who teaches gender roles? Play & Peers - Boys calling each other faggots - Girls don’t call each other dikes, but criticize each other’s appearance - Popular girls = prosocial, academically smart, expressive equipment of popularity (attractiveness, money/spending power, technology) - Popular but less well-liked girls = high social aggression, high social visibility (coolness, athleticism) - Popular boys = social visibility (coolness, athleticism), low social withdrawal (won’t withdraw from friendships) - Popular but less well-liked boys = socially aggressive (fight a lot), attractive, spending power - What drives popularity is in part by gender Schools - Based on naturalistic observation – observe teachers and child interaction in classroom - Teachers treat children differently depending on gender - In primary school: o Males receive more teacher attention than females students regardless problematic or not o Boys allowed to talk more in class; boys called on more often; more positive feedbacks o Girls more likely given answer or have problems done for them by teacher - In high school: o Males are more post-secondary oriented o Males more likely in math/sciences Media - Children experience massive amount of media - 2/3 infants and toddlers (3-4) watch 2 hours of screen time on average a day; age 6 – 2-3 hours (TV, DVD); - Teens (8-18) – 4 hours (TV) + 2 hours (computer/video games) - Age 8-18: 30% have rules of what they can watch on TV - Age 8-18: 50% kids have access to video consoles in their bedroom - Sweden: no direct advertisement to children - Some country have buffer period where they can have children advertisement Assignment - Can write “I” - Implications = use non-student participants Gender in Adulthood Education - More female in post-second
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