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ERIC Number: ED208324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Sex-Typed Behaviors and Developmental Psychology: A Feminist Perspective.
Thurston, Linda P.
This paper presents a model workshop focused on sex-typed behavior and developmental psychology, which is designed to examine the major theories based on biology, socialization or a complex developmental process. The materials concentrate on the three main theoretical approaches underlying the development of sex-role behaviors, i.e., psychoanalytical theory, behavioral/social learning theory, and cognitive-developmental theories. The "fit" of these theories into feminist perspectives and the goal of promoting an equal and equitable society are discussed. Elements of developmental models are described and a feminist developmental theory is proposed. Topics for group discussion are suggested to design interventions based on developmental theory as to why males and females have certain behaviors and attitudes. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Women in Psychology (8th, Boston, MA, March 5-8, 1981).