Gender and Group Process : A Developmental Perspective

  title={Gender and Group Process : A Developmental Perspective},
  author={Eleanor E. Maccoby},
Until recently, the study of gender development has focused mainly on sex typing as an attribute of the individual. Although this perspective continues to be enlightening, recent work has focused increasingly on children’s tendency to congregate in same-sex groups. This self-segregation of the two sexes implies that much of childhood gender enactment occurs in the context of samesex dyads or larger groups. There are emergent properties of such groups, so that certain Among researchers who study… CONTINUE READING

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