What are some of the social and cognitive influences on gender?
Class: Adolescent Psychology (PS221)
There are many social influences on gender. According to social role theory, almost all the everyday activities or interaction contributes to gender related roles. This includes family/ siblings, peers, teachers/education, mass media and other social platforms. Gender schema theory is a cognitive theory that explains how individuals become gendered in society. According to the view, gender-associated information is predominantly transmuted through society by way of schema, or networks of information that allow for some information to be more easily assimilated than others.
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