Categories : Biology Conformity Gender roles Sexuality. These cognitive structures enable people to apply the subset of schemas that match their own sex to themselves, which influences their self-concept. It is hypothesized that this is why cross-sexed interactions are likely to be sexually coded.
An example of this is the fact that girls have more expressive traits than boys.
Sibling influence, gender roles, and the sexual socialization of urban early adolescent girls. In addition, their sense of adequacy may be based on their ability to live up to the appropriate gender schemas. The father then assists her by smoothly transitioning her towards a more feminine path.
Cognitive theories of early gender development. The BSRI was first developed in and has since become one of the most widely used psychological assessment tools in the world.
Hartup, W. Genetics vs. An example of this is the fact that girls have more expressive traits than boys. Social and Personality Development 6th ed. Women doctors win and male nurses lose: A study of sex role and occupational stereotypes.
The results showed that women in the masculine sex-typed condition underperformed in terms of both quality and quantity relative to women in the feminine sex-typed condition. The investigation reported in this paper developed a general theory of the effects of status variables on evaluation of role behavior performance.
Sibling influence, gender roles, and the sexual socialization of urban early adolescent girls. Views Read Edit View history. Meanwhile, in a more progressive culture, the distinctions between men and women might be less obvious, such that children see both men and woman pursuing careers and dividing chores at home.
Being that gender schema theory is a theory of process and not content, this theory can help explain some of the processes by which gender stereotypes become so psychologically ingrained in our society.