A Family 's Parental Sexual Orientation That Affect A Child 's Growth Essay

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RaeLani Mathias Psychology 314 Article Report #1 17 Oct. 2016 Goldberg, A. a., Kashy, D. k., & Smith, J. j. (2012). Gender-Typed Play Behavior in Early Childhood: Adopted Children with Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Parents. Sex Roles, 67(9-10), 503-515. Introduction There are many important facts about a family’s parental sexual orientation that affect a child’s growth. One of those revolves around the gender-typed play behaviors of children in the early stages of life. One study conducted in 2012 by Goldberg A., Kashy D., and Smith J. researched and examined questions relating to this subject to further knowledge of children’s cognitive growth and development in early years of life. This study focused on two main hypotheses that follow ideas from social constructionist and social learning theories respectively; “Children in same-gender parent families will be less gender-typed in their play than children in heterosexual-parent families,” and “boys in lesbian-mother families… will demonstrate less gender-stereotyped play behavior… than boys in gay-father families and boys in heterosexual-parent families… and girls in gay-father families… will demonstrate less gender-stereotyped play behavior… than girls in lesbian-mother families and girls in heterosexual-parent families” (Goldberg, A. a., Kashy, D. k., & Smith, J. j. 2012). Relevant Theories Two theories were identified as predictors of behaviors linked to the sexual orientation of parents and how a child develops
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