Navigation Links
Do toddlers pick up gender roles during play?
Date:6/10/2010

The differences in mothers' and fathers' interactions with their children, particularly in play situations, may influence toddlers' associations of specific behaviors with male and female genders. According to Eric Lindsey from Penn State Berks in the US, and his colleagues, context, gender of the parent and gender of the child combine in a complex pattern to shape parent-child interaction. Their findings1 are published online in Springer's journal Sex Roles.

The authors looked at how a situation involving caring for the physical and emotional needs of a child here, sharing a snack is likely to produce very different types of verbal interaction from both parent and child compared to a play situation. Lindsey and team used data from 80 families recruited from two small cities in Kansas, as part of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care. Parents and their children were videotaped during a 15-minute parent-child play session and a 10-minute parent-child snack (the caregiving session). The researchers looked at differences in the way play and caregiving were initiated verbally, and how the participants responded - also verbally - to this initiation, for mother-son, mother-daughter, father-son and father-daughter combinations.

They found that the quality of verbal interactions between parents and their toddlers was dependent on the context. In the snack situation, the focus of the interaction was on parent authority and management of the child's behavior i.e. it was a parent-centered context. In contrast, the play context was much more child-centered with more equal interactions between parents and their toddlers.

When it came to comparing boys' and girls' verbal communication behaviors, the authors found very little difference between the two sexes. Children seemed to pick up cues and adapt their behavior according to the situation, irrespective of their gender. In play situations,
'/>"/>

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Music therapy can assist toddlers communication rehabilitation process
2. Fatal Choking a Real Risk Among Toddlers
3. Swimming Lessons OK for Toddlers, Experts Say
4. Study finds gender gap persists in cardiac care
5. Beating Heart Differs by Gender, Age: Study
6. Anti-Drinking Ads That Engender Guilt May Not Work
7. New Gender-Neutral Flex-Friendly Certification Makes the Business Case for Flex Even in a Tough Economy.
8. Gender Gaps Persist in Pay at Academic Medical Centers
9. New UCSF Studies Reveal that Age-Related Nerve Decline is Associated with Inflammation and Differs by Gender
10. Even 9-Month-Olds Choose Gender-Specific Toys
11. Myth Debunked: Baby Shower Gifts CAN Be Personalized Without Knowing Name Or Gender
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/1/2015)... British Columbia (PRWEB) , ... ... ... 600,000 residents in the communities of southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia and the ... partnership with TelmedIQ as its primary secure text messaging and clinical communications ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... RF Technologies, a leading ... with WIU Crossroads School in safeguarding its staff and students with the use ... Disruptive Youth) environment of Crossroads School heightens the potential for disorderly or sometimes ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 , ... ... teeth whitening products which has shifted the whitening trend back to professionals. Starting the ... capitalize on this trend by offering them a 50 percent discount on the customer’s ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... Seldon Technologies, a ... Mexican based water fountain manufacturer, Bebederos Ecologicos / Ottone Meloda to provide clean ... is ranked among the top environmental legislators by the nation’s foremost conservation organizations, ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... July 01, 2015 , ... Avid boxing style ... and Jimi Hendrix Singer Bowl concert posters. The Who and the Rascals also played ... According to Hawley, "The Doors played with the Who backing them up. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Southeast Alabama Community Health System Chooses TelmedIQ to Meet Secure Text Messaging Challenges for Healthcare 2Health News:WIU Crossroads School Chooses Help Alert Mobile Staff Duress Pendants from RF Technologies to Safeguard Staff and Students, De-escalate Altercations 2Health News:WIU Crossroads School Chooses Help Alert Mobile Staff Duress Pendants from RF Technologies to Safeguard Staff and Students, De-escalate Altercations 3Health News:Whiter Image Dental Offers New Customers Half-Off Teeth Whitening Kit 2Health News:Clean Drinking Water Now Available to Millions of Mexican Children as a Result of Partnership Between Seldon Technologies and Bebederos Ecologicos / Ottone Meloda 2Health News:Clean Drinking Water Now Available to Millions of Mexican Children as a Result of Partnership Between Seldon Technologies and Bebederos Ecologicos / Ottone Meloda 3Health News:Avid Boxing Style Rock Concert Poster Collector From Vintage Rock Posters Announces Search for 1968 Doors and Jimi Hendrix Singer Bowl Concert Posters 2
... 16 Aflac Incorporated,(NYSE: AFL ) announced today ... market closes on October 23, 2007. In conjunction ... call scheduled for 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on October 24,2007. ... will discuss third quarter results and the outlook for ...
... 16 STA Travel, the world,s largest student,and youth travel ... the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Through the "Good Cents,Initiative", college ... asking them to compose a song, direct a video or ... to Africa where they,will work side by side with Keep ...
... Oct. 16 "I would have never,guessed that some ... prayer vigils would come from Planned Parenthood, the largest,abortion ... campaign,director for 40 Days for Life., "People in ... Days for,Life, and about half of the vigils are ...
... commonly thought that men with low IQs sexually offend ... new research has found the men may sexually offend ... taken. , A team of North American researchers ... intellectual disability and a history of sexual offence and ...
... Systems, Inc. (Phoenix),a national provider of healthcare ... services, recently completed a HIPAA Security,engagement with ... a HIPAA Risk Evaluation as part of ... the Health Insurance,Portability and Accountability Act of ...
... HCA today announced the,appointment of Bryan R. Rogers as ... Las Vegas, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Rogers replaces Tom,May ... Division President, Rogers will have responsibility for,operations in Nevada, ... ambulatory surgery centers with annual net revenues of,$2.5 billion. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Aflac Incorporated to Release Third Quarter Results On October 23, 2007 2Health News:STA Travel and Keep a Child Alive Ask College Students to Demonstrate Their 'Good Cents' 2Health News:STA Travel and Keep a Child Alive Ask College Students to Demonstrate Their 'Good Cents' 3Health News:40 Days for Life Reaches Halfway Point; Planned Parenthood Now in Crisis Mode 2Health News:'Corrective' sex education may make sexual offenders more dangerous 2Health News:PinnacleHealth System Selects Phoenix Health Systems to Provide HIPAA Security Assessment Services 2Health News:Bryan R. Rogers Appointed President of Far West Division 2
(Date:6/30/2015)... -- Today, UBM China, a wholly owned subsidiary of ... Exhibition Co., Ltd. to jointly run the Health Expo ... concurrently with CWMEE 2016. This cooperation ... MEDTEC China and DENTECH China, and fills its blank ... also another concrete cooperative project in Chengdu ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 2015  July 4 th is this weekend, a ... spirit and people behind it. To help honor our current ... USA Medical Card, a leading provider of ... that empower independence for our disabled military veterans, police, firemen, ... afford their prescriptions. "Due to USA ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... N.C. , June 30, 2015  Marken, the ... to the life sciences industry, has been granted permission ... patient shipment of clinical drug product in Korea.  This ... South Korea to continue receiving their clinical ... System (MERS). The emergency was caused by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:UBM Joins Chengdu Tianyi to Hold CWMEE 2016 2UBM Joins Chengdu Tianyi to Hold CWMEE 2016 3Hope For Heroes and USA Medical Card Make a Difference for Our Nation's Heroes 2Marken Delivers Direct To Patients During MERS Outbreak 2Marken Delivers Direct To Patients During MERS Outbreak 3
... - VASTox plc (AIM: VOX), a leading,UK biotechnology ... of £400,000 by the Welsh Development Agency,(”WDA”) under ... 12 months, will support the research and development,work ... the unique skills and expertise of its scientists,based ...
... 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The,following statement may be attributed ... Medical Research (CAMR): , "In the face of ... the stroke of his veto pen deliberately to ... well as endanger,the future health and well being ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Vastox Awarded £400,000 Grant to Support R&D at,Carbohydrate Chemistry Facility 2Vastox Awarded £400,000 Grant to Support R&D at,Carbohydrate Chemistry Facility 3President Bush Ignores America's Plea for Support of Stem Cell,Research 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: