Psychology Response Paper
The perspective with which you view gender can influence both your experience of it and its respective
psychology. When you extend your understanding of the psychology of your gender beyond your own
experiences, you will begin to fully comprehend the concept of gender and its impact.
Gender stereotypes are often expressed publicly but experienced personally. This assignment will
challenge you to think beyond your personal lens and consider the experiences and impact of gender
stereotypes from the perspective of the opposite gender.
Using the module readings, online library resources, and the Internet, research gender stereotypes.
Select three authoritative resources to support your responses in this assignment, one for each of the
questions that follow.
Based on your research, respond to the following:
How has scientific research influenced gender stereotypes of the opposite gender?
Which stereotypes of the opposite gender cause the most damage in a child’s perception of his or
her future abilities and why?
Which stereotypes have lessened over the years for the opposite gender?
Be sure to address all the questions. Also include a commentary from the perspective of your respective
gender. Provide evidence and examples from research in support of your responses.
Write your initial response in 300–400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
Stereotypes can change the way we view a person because stereotypes are bias or
judgments that are widely accepted by the society. Gender stereotypes further increase the chasm
between male and female genders. The common gender stereotypes are related to personality
traits, occupations, domestic behaviors and physical appearance (Gender and Gender Identity at a
Society has a strong influence on he gender stereotypes and at the same time scientific
research has also influenced gender stereotypes of the opposite gender. As mentioned in the
Module, experiments conducted on the different subjects have to be characterized based on
genders. A study conducted on post-traumatic stress disorders found that there were differences
in the types of traumatic events experienced by the two genders and men are more prone to
exposure to traumatic events than women (MODULE Reading).