Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development


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While every individual is different, what is generally true about the way women interact with one another versus the way they interact with men?

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1. What does the gender schema theory say?

2. Josh is 3.5 years old. He realizes that he is a male, but he plays with dolls and other 'girl toys' once in a while. Josh is at which stage of Kohlberg's cognitive developmental theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sometimes the differences in how children interact can come down to gender. In this quiz, you'll recall what you've learned about the impact gender can have on a child's social development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on social development tests your ability to:

  • Recall ways that women interact with each other differently than men
  • Summarize Gender Schema Theory
  • Remember the stages in Kohlberg's theory
  • Know what Kohlberg says about children from 6-7 who are in the gender consistency stage
  • Understand how parents and teachers impact a child's mindset on gender

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information from the lesson on gender differences in social development
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about how gender impacts social development
  • Knowledge application - use this information to answer questions about the impact of parents and teachers

Additional Learning

The lesson called Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development covers the following objectives:

  • Explore Eleanor Maccoby's findings on child socialization
  • Explain how children can learn gender stereotyping
  • Use an example to demonstrate Kohlberg's Cognitive Development Theory