ERIC Number: ED126375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Reversing the Effects of Sexism in Elementary School Girls Through the Use of Classical Conditioning Procedures.
Parish, Thomas S.; Bryant, William T.
Probably as a result of America's "socialization" process, girls and women have tended to develop rather negativistic views of females. That this negativism may be part of a developmental indoctrination process is further advanced by the present experiment's finding that older girls in this experiment demonstrated significantly less favorable evaluations of females than their younger counterparts. This experiment sought to improve evaluations of females by pairing pictures of females with positively evaluated words. Subsequently, the girls exposed to this classical conditioning procedure, regardless of age (i.e. grade), adopted significantly more positive attitudes toward females than the girls in the control groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)