The focus of this week assignment is to discuss the interactions of gender, ethnicity, and identity development. In addition I will discuss the role of stereotyping and how it influence male and female gender identity. In conclusion I will discuss the impact that ethnicity and gender have on children when it comes to choosing between the ethnic identity of their family of origin and their culture. Recent research on the interaction of gender, ethnicity, and identity has shown that every culture have had some effect on children’s and their awareness of gender bias. For example, studies has shown that eleven and twelve year old girls are more than likely to believe that they are targets of gender bias than boys, while on the other hand, boys are not as concerned with gender bias or stereotypes as girls seem to be and are usually unaware of it’s concept (Brown, Bigler & Chu,2010).
"Chi... ... middle of paper ... ... in the acquisition of gender difference in behavior and attitudes play a role in gender socialization (Lau, 1996). Gender role socialization according to a study done cross-culturally found that it could be narrowly defined by the type of sex-typed behaviors such as play activities and toys. In summary, gender identity is a learned behavior that starts at a very young age and can hinder or enhance a child's development. Gender plays a role in how a person defines themselves and grows as a person depending on their safety and security in being male or female and what that means to them and what they are taught at a young age. Bottom line is that men and women are different, and as a society and as parents being a boy or girl does not meet we have to fit into a certain box, as people are unique in of themselves, and that is what we can enhance and nurture to develop.
Where you are in the world impacts what you and your society view as correct behavior for men and women. When we are born our sex determines how we will be treated and what we will achieve in our lifetime. Men and women in society are very different, women are seen as the minority and submissive to men in some cultures while men are viewed as the dominant force and the superior sex (Henslin, 2015, p.292). The way we view peoples sex can determine how they will be treated, how much they will prosper in life and even how society
... ... middle of paper ... ...in the acquisition of gender difference in behavior and attitudes play a role in gender socialization (Lau, 1996). Gender role socialization according to a study done cross-culturally found that it could be narrowly defined by the type of sex-typed behaviors such as play activities and toys. In summary, gender identity is a learned behavior that starts at a very young age and can hinder or enhance a child's development. Gender plays a role in how a person defines themselves and grows as a person depending on their safety and security in being male or female and what that means to them and what they are taught at a young age. Bottom line is that men and women are different, and as a society and as parents being a boy or girl does not meet we have to fit into a certain box, as people are unique in of themselves, and that is what we can enhance and nurture to develop.
An alternative theory, expressed by Kohlburg (1966), suggests that children are not the recipients of any physical information from social experiences and therefore they search for specific regulations which will explain the way in which males and females are expected to behave. In addition, gender tends to be the first thing a parent wishes to find about their child. It can be suggested that from then on the child will be treated depending on the fact that they are male or female. This is shown in research attempting to cla... ... middle of paper ... ... both masculine and feminine toys. Generally, parents gave positive responses to their pre-school children when they chose same-sex toys but negatively to cross-sex toys, thereby reinforcing their children’s sex role differentiation.
This brings me to choose the side that gender differences are socially determined in my opinion. The perception of men and women and what they are supposed to be is basically produced by the society in which they live. Therefore, people say that gender is a socially constructed. West/Zimmer (1987), went so far as to renaming gender calling it Doing Gender, which mean that gender is made by us in everyday life with our interaction with other people. Whereas, from birth, children are assigned a gender and are socialized to confirm to certain gender roles based on their biological sex.
Important part in behavior patterns and traits that molds males or females has to do with social context that may be seen as normal in one social context and abnormal in any other deals with gender roles. When a child become aware of their biological factors dealing with values, patterns and motive behavior within a culture that appropriate, can be different within females and males creating gender stereotypes. Robert Sapolsky open the door to aggressive behavior stating that raised testosterone level in male can cause aggressive behavior. Money and Ehrhardt’s biosocial theory believes how a child is treated can significantly affect gender development; evolving biology, social experience, and personal behavior. Learning for two behaviors processes differential reinforcement rewarded or punished for sex appropriate or observational learning to accept the attitudes and behaviors of same sex model.
Since both male and female developed in the same way, i... ... middle of paper ... ...he world around us shape who we are. Through siblings, parents, peers, and the media, people acquire gender consciously and unconsciously. Despite biological differences found between the two sexes, differences in other factors influence how the person acquires gender. Reference: Fuentes, Agustine. race monogamy and other lies they told you.
People are shaped and influenced by the views of people close to them mostly family members because they look up to them from a very young age. Sociology influences gender development because gender development changes with all different cultures. Children's actions and beliefs are shaped by the culture in which the were raised. If a culture has very open views people may be more likely to be who they want to be although if a culture is very closed minded in its views than people may feel like they can't be who they feel they are. Philosophy is linked to gender development because it asks the big questions surrounding humans and their
“The formation of gender identity has been approached in different terms by Lawrence Kohlberg (1927-1987), who formulated the concept of gender constancy, the awareness that gender remains fixed throughout a person 's lifetime. Kohlberg noted that while children are aware of their own gender and the gender of others by the age of three, they do not really begin assuming appropriate gender-based behavior until the age of about seven, when they first understand that gender is permanent—that they cannot change gender the way they can change their clothes or their behavior. Kohlberg believed that children do not start systematically imitating the behavior of members of their own sex until that point” (Psychology). For most people, being treated a certain way because of ones gender begins at a young age. If you’re a female, you are expected to feel, act and present yourself in a feminine way and if you’re a male, you are expected to be masculine.