Lecture on April 10th: Gender

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Psychology & Brain Sciences
Lori Astheimer Best

Developmental Psychology, Lecture on April 10th Gender The stereotypes: what are they? Instrumental characteristics, characteristics associated with acting on the world; usually considered masculine. Expressive characteristics, characteristics associated with emotions or relationships with people; usually considered feminine. Are there really differences?  females have lower mortality rates.  boy's are more aggressive than girls.  boy's are better at mental rotation and spatial perception than girls.  girls get better grades than boys in math classes but boys perform better on standardizes tests.  girls develop language sooner and have more verbal fluency and boys are more apt to have language and reading disorders than girls. Gender role development: Process by which individuals acquire the characteristics and behaviors prescribed by their culture for their sex. Stages of knowledge in gender-role development: 3-4 years: gender identity, knowledge that one is male or female. 4-5 years: gender stability, knowledge that one's gender does not change over time. 6-7 years: gender consistency, knowledge that Inez's gender does not change as a result of alterations in appearance, behaviors, or desires. Theories
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