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Psychology Of Gender Development.

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Running Head: PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER DEVELOPMENT 1
Psychology of gender development.
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PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER DEVELOPMENT 2
Psychology of gender development.
In the ancient world women were viewed as inferiors and were subjects to men’s
authoritative commands. Women were viewed as minors whose place belonged to the kitchen
and their role was to ensure the family was well fed. However, western civilization has changed
the situation and women have gained support to hold some of the biggest offices that were
thought to be preserved for men. Notably, the issue of gender role beliefs limited the power of
women in the society. According to Eagly, & Wood, (1991) men were believed to be the head of
the family and their role was to ensure that they provided for the whole family. However, due to
western civilization women have learned that it’s the responsibility of both parents to ensure that
the family is at peace and children have all what it takes to brighten their future.
Power distribution has always been a challenge to me because I always had the
perception that people should be treated equal regardless of their gender. I have learned that
education enlightens people and drives away the notion that men are superior to women. For
instance, education provides equality in the employment sector because employers prefer
employees who are able to deliver in their respective work place rather than considering their
gender. This has brought a balanced view in the gender role whereby women are viewed as
equals because they can issue commands to the opposite gender. However, masculinity level
differentiates the behavior and role of men and women in the society. For instance, some
countries are grouped according to their view towards masculinity and femininity. In countries
that promote masculinity, male dominate whereas in countries where femininity is encouraged,
women are viewed as equal to the men. According to Eagly, & Wood, (1991), in societies
whereby women are viewed as equal to men, people are less likely to experience stress because
both parents understands that it’s their role to provide for the family.

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Running Head: PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER DEVELOPMENT Psychology of gender development. Student name. Institution name. Course name. 1 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER DEVELOPMENT 2 Psychology of gender development. In the ancient world women were viewed as inferiors and were subjects to men’s authoritative commands. Women were viewed as minors whose place belonged to the kitchen and their role was to ensure the family was well fed. However, western civilization has changed the situation and women have gained support to hold some of the biggest offices that were thought to be preserved for men. Notably, the issue of gender role beliefs limited the power of women in the society. According to Eagly, & Wood, (1991) men were believed to be the head of the family and their role was to ensure that they provided for the whole family. However, due to western civilization women have learned that it’s the ...
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