Children's Search for Gender Cues

  title={Children's Search for Gender Cues},
  author={C. Martin and D. Ruble},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={67 - 70}
  • C. Martin, D. Ruble
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • Young children search for cues about gender—who should or should not do a particular activity, who can play with whom, and why girls and boys are different. From a vast array of gendered cues in their social worlds, children quickly form an impressive constellation of gender cognitions, including gender self-conceptions (gender identity) and gender stereotypes. Cognitive perspectives on gender development (i.e., cognitive developmental theory and gender-schema theory) assume that children… CONTINUE READING
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