The development of other-gender interactions: Behavioral, biological, cognitive, and contextual influences

Ryan D. Field, Carol Martin

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Abstract

In the following chapter, we examine several factors related to same-and other-gender interactions from childhood through adolescence. In general, childhood is marked by a period of segregation into same-gender groups followed by a gradual period of integration into mixed-gender groups which begins in adolescence. However, as we highlight, there are many factors (e.g., pubertal development, social cognitions, social contexts) that contribute to individual variations in the transition from same-gender to mixed-gender groups. Drawing from the work of several prominent feminist scholars, we take a perspective that focuses on individual differences beyond a limited gender difference paradigm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFeminist Perspectives on Building a Better Psychological Science of Gender
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages121-139
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319321417
ISBN (Print)9783319321394
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Contextual factors
  • Gendered cognitions
  • Individual differences
  • Other-gender peer interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Field, R. D., & Martin, C. (2016). The development of other-gender interactions: Behavioral, biological, cognitive, and contextual influences. In Feminist Perspectives on Building a Better Psychological Science of Gender (pp. 121-139). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32141-7_8