The gender wars: A self-categorisation theory perspective on the development of gender identity

Barbara David*, Diane Grace, Michelle K. Ryan

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Empirical evidence confirms that the dimensions of age, gender, and, in some cases, race, are those on which children’s first social identities are based. Of these, some researchers have claimed that “gender is the most fundamental” (Banaji & Prentice, 1994, p. 315) and there is certainly evidence that it is one of the earliest of which children show awareness: Infants are able to make categorical distinctions between males and females even before they have the language to articulate the differences (Leinbach & Fagot, 1993; Walker-Andrews, Bahrick, Raglioni, & Diaz, 1991). By the age of 2 to 3 years, most children not only distinguish between males and females but can tell us that they, themselves, are a boy or a girl, and will exhibit some distress if an adult assigns them to the wrong sex (Bussey, 1986; Money & Ehrhardt, 1972).
Originele taal-2English
TitelThe Development of the Social Self
RedacteurenMark Bennett, Fabio Sani
Plaats van productieLondon
UitgeverijPsychology Press
Aantal pagina's23
ISBN van elektronische versie9780203391099
ISBN van geprinte versie9781841692944, 9780415649056
StatusPublished - 4-dec.-2003
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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