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Pillow, Bradford H.

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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Department of Psychology


Gender stereotyping can have a big impact on the development of children, which can impact many aspects of an individual's life, even into adulthood. The purpose of this study was to examine age-related changes in gender stereotyping. The sample consisted of forty-four children and adults between the ages of 3 and 60 years old. Participants were interviewed using gender stereotyping scripts and presentations of images. They were shown two images of either a toy, activity, occupation, or a personality trait, and a boy and girl. Then they were told to point to one picture or both pictures of the boy and girl in response to the question asked from the script. The results indicated significant differences in the amount of stereotyping depending on the category of the item and age.




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