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ERIC Number: ED233823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Cognitive Operations in the Development of Gender Constancy.
Golomb, Claire; Vogel, David
An investigation was made of the extent to which mental operations involved in quantitative conservation and pretense play affect the development of gender constancy. The research design included three phases: a pretest establishing subjects' levels of conservation and gender understanding, a training phase, and conservation and gender constancy posttests. Following pretests, nonconserving subjects were randomly assigned to one of three treatment conditions: (1) a conservation training condition stressing principles of identity and reversibility; (2) a pretense play training condition using inquiry procedures based on techniques described by Golomb, Goransen-Gowing, and Friedman (1982); and (3) a control condition which engaged subjects in drawing pictures. A total of 33 preschool children 4 or 5 years of age participated in the study. Overall, results supported the contention that similar cognitive operations underlie conservation of quantity, pretense play, and gender constancy. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A