Presentation on theme: "Gender and Social Development. Answer the following questions from your childhood from the ages 12 and under: What were your five favorite TV shows? What."— Presentation transcript:
Answer the following questions from your childhood from the ages 12 and under: What were your five favorite TV shows? What were your five favorite toys? Name three chores or tasks you were asked to do at home. Name three recreational activities, clubs, or sports in which you participated. Name three things that you wanted to be when you grew up.
Boy or Girl Rules Are children raised to behave a certain way because of gender? Boys are allowed to be more aggressive and violent as children Parents tend to protect girls more than boys – More rules – More structure and guidance
Gender Identity The knowledge that you are a particular gender because of physical differences – Starts early and is usually complete between the ages of 3 and 4 – 18 months is when gender identity begins to strengthen – We are taught what constitutes appropriate behavior for the genders
Gender Roles Gender role socialization-- process of learning the behaviors considered appropriate for one’s gender Gender role – the favored pattern of behavior expected of each gender
Research shows the following gender roles : Boys – Strong – Aggressive – Fast – Dominant – achieving Girls – Sensitive – Intuitive – Passive – Emotional – proper