Perspectives on gender development

@article{Maccoby2000PerspectivesOG,
  title={Perspectives on gender development},
  author={Eleanor E. Maccoby},
  journal={International Journal of Behavioral Development},
  year={2000},
  volume={24},
  pages={398 - 406}
}
  • E. E. Maccoby
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Behavioral Development
Two traditional perspectives on gender development—the socialisation and cognitive perspectives— are reviewed. It is noted that although they deal quite well with individual differences within each sex with regard to degree of sex-typing, they do not offer satisfactory explanations for some of the most robust gender dimorphisms: namely, gender segregation and the divergent patterns of interaction within all-male as compared with all-female dyads or groups. These patterns are briefly summarised… 
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