Gender schema indicates that we are influenced by society’s ideas about what it means to be a male or female in the culture(s) in which we are a part of. Thus, it can be thought of as an organized set of gender-related beliefs that influence behavior. Gender schemas help determine—from childhood into adulthood— what activities were a part of, how we interpret the world, and what we remember these experiences over time.
In a two-page double-spaced paper, think back on and write about gender schema(s) throughout your life to date.
- Provide insight into how you developed gender schemas from childhood, into adolescence, and then into adulthood.
- Discuss how the definition and tenets of gender schema have evolved throughout time in your life relative to your gender-specific views and with the generalized concept of sexuality.
Your paper should have in-text citations throughout your work to document, at minimum, two sources. All facts should have parenthetical in-text citations and a correlating Reference Page at the end of your work.