Gender schemas are based on children’s interactions and observations of others, their environment, and their culture

Gender schemas are based on children’s interactions and observations of others, their environment, and their culture. These gender schemas are used to organize and direct the child’s behavior based on his or her society’s gender norms and expectations related to the child’s gender
What is the main idea behind gender schema theory?
Developed by Sandra Bem (1981, 1983), gender schema theory explains the development and consequences of sex typing or how children acquire sex-defined characteristics (i.e., preferences, skills, personality traits, behaviors, and self-concepts) that are aligned with gender.
How does schema affect behavior?
Schemas can influence what you pay attention to, how you interpret situations, or how you make sense of ambiguous situations. Once you have a schema, you unconsciously pay attention to information that confirms it and ignore or minimize information that contradicts it.
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