ERIC Number: ED174917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Preschoolers' Stereotypes About Sex Differences in Emotionality: A Metacognitive Approach.
Chemelski, Bruce E.; Birnbaum, Dana W.
Metacognitive approach responses of preschoolers about sex differences in emotionality were examined to determine if they could be modified by contextual cues. Fear was clearly perceived as a feminine emotion by preschoolers. Sadness was not seen as gender-specific. Females utilized imagery as a mediator of their gender attribution. Results indicate that salient features of a particular situation may override a young child's stereotypic beliefs about emotionality. For children as well as adults, stereotypes may not be exceptionless generalizations. (Author/BEF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (50th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April, 1979)