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Gender Stereotype Training

Welcome to our short course

This course consists of ideas, resources, and bite-sized lectures all aimed to provide parents and education professionals a psychological insight to how gender stereotypes develop in children. The topics we cover provide a brief introduction to this area of research in psychology, and a taster to our undergraduate degree, where we cover the gender development in greater depth.

As gender stereotypes is such a vast area of research in psychology, it was difficult to pick out the highlights. Ultimately, we decided to focus on classical findings and contemporary questions that are the current focus of many researchers.

Below you will find bite-sized lecture recordings, as well as resources, practical strategies and press coverage of some of our research on gender stereotypes. We hope these resources will be of interest to you, whether you are a parent curious about your child’s psychology, or an education professional for whom this may provide some free training or CPD. Regardless of your position, we hope you enjoy learning about the development of gender stereotypes from a psychological perspective.

Feel free to contact us with any feedback at: devpsychukc@kent.ac.uk

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Topic 1. What are gender stereotypes?

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Topic 2.  How do gender stereotypes develop through childhood?

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Topic 3. Why gender stereotypes are important

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Careers and aspirations:

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Topic 4. Role of parents in the development of children’s gender stereotypes

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Topic 5. Role of peers in children’s developing gender stereotypes

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Topic 6. Role of media in children’s developing gender stereotypes

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Topic 7. Challenging gender stereotypes

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Practical strategies and advice for schools:

NEU/NUT reports on gender stereotypes and practical Strategies for schools: