Products of Socialisation

  • Ann Birch
  • Tony Malim
Part of the Introductory Psychology Series book series (IPS)


At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
  1. 1

    describe and assess the findings from research into gender role development.;

  2. 2

    evaluate alternative explanations of the origins of gender role behaviour;

  3. 3

    discuss the findings from studies of the emergence of a sense of self in young children;

  4. 4

    evaluate research into the development of self-esteem in children, and consider some practical implications of research findings;

  5. 5

    understand what is meant by achievement-motivation and learned helplessness, and assess the practical implications of research into these two constructs.



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Further Reading

  1. Gardner H Developmental psychology. Little, Brown & Co., Boston, Toronto 1982.Google Scholar
  2. Oakley A Sex, gender & society. Maurice Temple Smith 1972.Google Scholar
  3. Rubin Z Children’s friendships. Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press 1980.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Ann Birch and Tony Malim 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Birch
    • 1
  • Tony Malim
    • 2
  1. 1.Bristol UniversityUK
  2. 2.Lancaster UniversityUK

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