Category Archives: Gender

Gender Stereotypes from Around the World

Another good one from a PSY 13 student: This buzzfeed list illustrates perfect examples of gender stereotyped products sold around the world. It immediately made me think of the boy vs. girl quilts that Professor Sommers showed us in class. … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 13, Gender, Media, Stereotypes | 17 Comments

Gender Stereotypes and Toys

There you have it.  Our discussion of toys and gender stereotypes in a nutshell.

Posted in Chapter 13, Gender, Stereotypes | 19 Comments

Stock Photos and the Modern Working Woman

Interesting story from the NY Times regarding how outdated “stock photos” are of working women. (In the way of background, stock photos are those images websites, blogs, etc. choose from when they run a story on a particular topic). Apparently, … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 13, Chapter 3, Gender, Schemas, Stereotypes | 7 Comments

What Men Really Want (at least in terms of prosocial behavior)

Some interesting research that integrates several different issues we’ve been discussing: helping behavior, social norms, and self-esteem.  Basic finding?  Men don’t like it so much when another man holds a door open for them. Reactions, questions, or comments?  (Other than … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 11, Chapter 5, Gender, Prosocial Behavior, Social Norms, The Self | 22 Comments