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Do infants play with gender specific toys before they know what gender is?

Joseph Sparks

13th June 2016

While PSYA3 may have taken place last week, recent research by Todd, Barry & Thommessen (2016) suggests that boys and girls demonstrate gender specific toy preferences before they're old enough to be aware of what gender actually is.

Joseph Sparks

Joseph is a Subject Advisor for Psychology at tutor2u. He is an experienced Psychology & Music Teacher, Writer, Examiner and Presenter. He is currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Education and is passionate about the impact of technology on teaching and learning.

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