The purpose of this assignment is to look at gender socialization throughout the first 12 years of life. Below is an article that gives one possible explanation of how people develop gender roles. In the world today, there is much discussion and action regarding gender; some people identify in the traditional sense, but others are expressing gender preferences in a number of different ways. The purpose of the paper is not to debate the various aspects of how people identify with gender, but to look at how a person is socialized into a gender role. This process starts at a very young age, so your paper should look at the influences during infancy, early childhood, and middle childhood. In addition to reviewing and discussing the the article provided, you should find and discuss at least two other academic articles written in the past 6 years (2014 or later), to support the thesis of the paper. Look for application of your thesis such as how gender socialization plays a role in family structure, in school, in sports, in religion, etc. This paper should be 4-5 pages, not including the title page and reference page. An abstract should not be used.
The paper should be completed using APA format and sources you use in the process of writing the paper should be properly listed on a reference page at the end of the paper and properly cited in the body of the paper.
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The purpose of this assignment is to look at gender socialization throughout the first 12 years of life.