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Gender development

Author: Judith E Owen Blakemore; Sheri A Berenbaum; Lynn S Liben
Publisher: New York : Psychology Press, ©2009.
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This text offers a unique developmental focus on gender. Gender development is examined from infancy through adolescence, integrating biological, socialization, and cognitive perspectives.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blakemore, Judith E. Owen.
Gender development.
New York : Psychology Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)605990236
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith E Owen Blakemore; Sheri A Berenbaum; Lynn S Liben
ISBN: 9780805841701 0805841709
OCLC Number: 228300716
Description: xi, 519 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: pt . I: Introduction to the world of gender development --
1. The many components of sex and gender --
Feminism and feminist critiques of science --
Children's gender development --
2. History of the study of gender development --
The early study of sex differences --
Psychoanalytic theory --
Transition to the current research: changes during the 1960s and 1970s. pt. II: Describing differences between the sexes --
3. Biological foundations of sex and gender --
What makes someone a boy or girl, man or woman? --
Early biological processes of sex determination and differentiation --
Puberty --
Physical sex differences of importance for gender development --
Brain underpinnings of sex and gender --
Evolution: why sex differences? --
4. Motor development and cognition --
what it means to say there is a sex or gender difference --
Motor development and motor skills --
Activity level --
Intellectual and cognitive skills --
5. Personality and social behaviors --
Emotions --
Other forms of social cognition --
Prosocial behaviors --
Physically active play, participation in sports, risk-taking, accidents, and injury --
Aggression --
Morality --
Personality and self-esteem --
Toys, activities, and interests --
Psychopathology. pt. III: Approaches to explaining gender development --
6. Biological approaches to gender development --
Evolutionary perspectives on gender development: sex differences in behavior arise from evolutionary pressures --
Genetic perspectives on gender development --
Hormonal perspectives on gender development: sex hormones affect more than the genitalia --
Early organizational hormones --
Hormones at adolescence and beyond --
Brain perspectives on gender development --
7. Social approaches to gender development --
Psychoanalytic theory --
Learning theories --
Social role theory --
Bronfenbrenner's ecological theory --
Social construction theories of gender --
8. Cognitive approaches to gender development --
Types and qualities of theories --
The cognitive environmental approach --
The developmental constructivist approach. pt. IV: Social and cognitive agents of gender development --
9. The cognitive self as an agent of gender development --
Gender categories --
Gender concepts --
Gender correlates --
The effects of gender cognitions on information processing --
The impact of gender constancy --
10. The family as an agent of gender development --
Parental preference for child sex --
Types and mechanisms of parental influence --
The impact of different kinds of families --
The impact of siblings --
Other family relationships --
11. The peer group as an agent of gender development --
The developmental progression of gender segregation --
The "two cultures" of childhood --
Why do children play in gender-segregated groups? --
Popular boys and popular girls --
Boys' and girls' friendships --
Dating and romantic relationships --
Gender and youth gangs --
The impact of peers on gender development --
12. The media as an agent of gender development --
Children's books --
Television --
Video games and computers --
Toys --
The impact of toys and the media on children's gender development --
13. The school as an agent of gender development --
Academic performance: how do boys and girls perform in school? --
Completing high schools and continuing on to postsecondary education --
Behavior and attitudes --
Treatment of boys and girls by teachers --
Textbooks and academic subject matter --
Structure of schools --
The movement for gender equity in schools --
What about single-sex schools?
Responsibility: Judith E. Owen Blakemore, Sheri A. Berenbaum, Lynn S. Liben.
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