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  1. Describe the process of gender typing, including learning gender roles and gender stereotypes.
  2. Describe current gender role standards and stereotypes, and discuss how these vary over time and across cultures.
  3. Identify gender differences in development, including the real, equivocal, and mythical differences discussed in the chapter.
  4. Explain the developmental patterns of gendertyping, and discuss how gender-typed interests and gender roles change across the life course.
  5. Detail the role of biological factors in the development of gender roles.
  6. Discuss the role of cognitive factors in the development of gender roles, including cognitive developmental and gender-schema theories.
  7. Discuss various social and situational factors that contribute to gender-role typing, including the family, parental characteristics, media, peers, and teachers.
  8. Explain the concept of androgyny and how it has been studied.

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