Gender Identity Children

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There have been many theories and studies on the development of gender identity and roles. At age 3, it was said that children begin to learn their gender and start to understand genders of others. However, “young children still believe that gender can change and is not permanent. Children of this age are still not aware that males and females have different body shapes (Oswalt, 2008).” Children at age 7-8 began to understand that gender is permanent and start to behave in gender appropriating ways. Behaviors are then mimic by members of their own sex. Another theorist, Piaget, expressed that by examining the child’s daily activity and interaction is when development of gender identity begins. Our genes play an important factor in development,

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