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ABSTRACT The three researchers examined and looked at the relationship between children and gender stereotyping In the first article Powlishta 2000 looked at the target age of gender stereotyping In the second article Karniol Reichman Fund 2000 looked at the influence of childrens gender acquaintances existing on animal characters that were known to be female male or unclear In the last article Boyatzis Eades 1999 looked at the differences in preschoolers and kindergartners artistic development and the gender differences in their art All three articles show us that gender stereotyping does exist Margonis 2 Powlishta 2000 conducted an experiment because she wanted to find out the target age of gender stereotyping She looked at both young children and adults She hypothesized that more would be used when people were judging children To test this hypothesis Powlishta conducted two studies In her first study she used both children and adults The subjects were both male and female She used pictures from magazines and catalogues These photographs were head and shoulders images There were sixteen pictures in total that were equally divided of women men girls and boys The subjects were asked to rate the question they were asked after viewing the picture The pictures were already rated in a previous experiment that she had conducted as to whether they were feminine or masculine For example the experimenter would show the subject an image and then ask the subject if the image looks like a strong person a messy person a gentle person a person who cries a lot an intelligent person etc Each trait was rated for each image on a ten-point scale In her second study she used college students some of them had also participated in the first study The subjects were given a list of traits and were
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