Gender Schema Theory: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following did NOT contribute to the development and advancement of gender schema theory?

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1. What is a gender schema?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do gender schemas develop and what do they determine? This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of these topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Who contributed to the development and advancement of gender schema theory
  • The definition of gender schema
  • The ability to identify true statements about gender schemas
  • What gender schemas help determine
  • What children do with information that does not fit gender schemas

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of gender schemas as ways in which children distinguish male and female roles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of gender schemas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how information that does not fit existing gender schemas is processed

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Gender Schema Theory: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide a history of the development of the gender schema theory
  • Define gender schema
  • Explain how gender schemas are formed
  • Use an example to illustrate gender schema formation
  • Relate what happens to information that does not fit a child's gender schemas