Gender roles | Psychology homework help

Assignment 2: Gender Roles

Examine gender role stereotyping and gender similarities and differences by visiting your nearest toy store or online toy vendor with gender stereotyping in mind. Observe how genders roles are portrayed and propagated by the toy retailers. Based on your observations, submit a 2-3 page report discussing the relative contribution of nature vs. nurture on gender role development. In your report, be sure to respond to the following:

  • Examine gender role stereotyping present in the store and provide specific examples of gender specific toys.
  • Review the traditional gender roles that seem evident by the selection of gender appropriate toys.
  • Explain gender development from both the nature and the nurture perspectives.
  • Relate your observations to theories of gender role development and influences of cultural development.
  • In addition, relate your observations to theories of gender role development. Be sure to include specific examples from the store and specific information from your research.

By Wednesday, December 12, 2012, submit a report in an MS Word document to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Name your submission following the sample naming convention:

LastNameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Examined gender role stereotyping and gender similarities and differences by visiting your nearest toy store or online toy vendor and noting some of the toys marketed for girls and those marketed for boys. Provided specific examples from the store and specific information from your research.

20

Identified how some of the traditional genders roles are portrayed and propagated by the toy retailers by the selection of toys offered for each gender.

20

Explained the relative contribution of nature vs. nurture on gender role development. Clearly reviewed both positions and explained influences of genetics and parenting.

20

Related observations from the stores to theories of gender role development and influences of cultural development.

20

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources by using APA formatting; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

20

Total:

100