ERIC Number: ED205267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Gender Concepts, Sex Role Deviancy, and Cognitive Development.
Thompson, Spencer K.
Questions centered on the issue of how young children and others deal with gender and qustions focusing on gender development and developmental theory are posed. Numerous research findings bearing on the questions are reviewed. General topics addressed are the following: (1) classificatory discrimination of sex by physical cues, (2) gender constancy, (3) the role of language in gender acquisition and sex-role socialization, (4) the acquisition of sex-role behavior, (5) exceptions in gender acquisition, particularly with reference to research concerning effeminate boys, (6) egalitarian sex-role attitudes in adolescents, and (7) the relationship of the findings reviewed to cognitive develoPmental theory. Several ideas advanced by Kohlberg that are seen to be related to gender development are discussed. In conclusion, areas for further research are pointed out. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gender Identity; Kohlberg (Lawrence)
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Boston, MA, April 2-5, 1981).