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Socio-Cognitive Theory of Development and Differentiation of the Sexes

As known, gender makes a powerful impact on the individual’s behaviors, values, attitudes, relationships, and personal traits and characteristics. Gender role is a social role that encompasses a set of specific qualities, behaviors, attitudes and characteristics, encompasses acceptable for individuals based on their sex. Analyzing the scenarios in the video, it becomes obvious that each scenario relates to the theories that explain gender typing. In the first video, Boy Meets Girl, newly born babies do not realize their gender and do not know who is a girl and who is a boy. For the newly born children there are no gender roles at all. Their genders do not determine their dreams to become a waitress and a fireman. After watching the second video, Free to be, You and Me – Ladies First, it becomes obvious that in some circumstances our gender roles can lead to negative outcomes; a little cute girl with curly hair and wearing a nice dress, black shiny shoes, performs her role as a girl who knows that “ladies first” can solve a number of issues and help in many situations. But one day, her role as a nice cute girl who isalways clean and beautiful, was influenced by gender typing that “ladies always first”. As Bussey & Bandura (1999) explained, gender conceptions and roles are the product of a broad network of social influences operating interdependently in a variety of societal subsystems.” (676) But it comes to my own gender identity that might have been influenced by gender stereotypes, being a child I observed my parent’s roles, interactions, and behaviors, which made me realize that men are always more responsible for finances and career; they have more power and strength; while women are responsible for household, caring about their children and emotional issues. Gender stereotypes can make both positive and negative influence on the individual’s self, behaviors, preferences and choices in life, thus, since early childhood, it is important to educate children about possible negative outcomes of stereotyping, encourage parents and the community to increase children’s awareness about possible issues and effects of stereotyping on child’s behaviors, interactions and identity development.  

References:

Boy Meets Girl. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUpLiJfV4_A

Bussey, K. & Bandura, A. (1999). Social Cognitive theory of gender development and differentiation. Psychological Review, 106(4): 676-713.    ​​​​   Free to Be, You and Me – Ladies First. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NkYlelUUck

 

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