Psych MD - Gender-Typing


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Term: Gender Typing
Definition (Myers): the acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role
Definition (alternative): As children get older they learn about themselves, who they are, how they are "supposed to act", and what is appropriate gender-specific behavior. Gender typing is when children acquire these masculine and/or feminine roles and identify with these roles. There are different degrees to which children exhibit these roles, but we do exhibit masculine or feminine traits, which is gender-typing. (AlleyDog)
Contextual explanation: Gender typing is when children/people start to categorize themselves into "female" or "male." So for example, when children play with toys, the boys tend to do things that their fathers do (such as shaving or pretending to come home late from work) and the girls do what their mothers do (such as putting on lipstick and cooking).

Related terms and concepts:
Gender Roles
Gender Similarities and Differences
Related websites:
Gender typing - The Difference between guys and girls
Effects of Gender and Gender Typing
Edited by: Lisa



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