Assignment 1: Discussion—Gender Stereotypes
The perspective with which you view gender can influence both your experience of it and its respective psychology. When you extend your understanding of the psychology of your gender beyond your own experiences, you will begin to fully comprehend the concept of gender and its impact.
Gender stereotypes are often expressed publicly but experienced personally. This assignment will challenge you to think beyond your personal lens and consider the experiences and impact of gender stereotypes from the perspective of the opposite gender.
Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research gender stereotypes. Select three authoritative resources to support your responses in this assignment, one for each of the questions that follow.
Based on your research, respond to the following:
- How has scientific research influenced gender stereotypes of the opposite gender?
- Which stereotypes of the opposite gender cause the most damage in a child’s perception of his or her future abilities and why?
- Which stereotypes have lessened over the years for the opposite gender?
Be sure to address all the questions. Also include a commentary from the perspective of your respective gender. Provide evidence and examples from research in support of your responses.
Write your initial response in 300–400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.