|aMother-child conversations about gender :|bunderstanding the acquisition of essentialist beliefs /|cSusan A. Gelman, Marianne G. Taylor, Simone P. Nguyen ; with commentary by Campbell Leaper, Rebecca S. Bigler.
|aBoston :|bBlackwell Publishing,|c2004.
|avii, 145 p. :|bill., charts ;|c23 cm.
|aMonographs of the Society for Research in Child Development ;|vserial no. 275, v. 69, no. 1
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aThis looks at how mothers and young children talk about gender, to discover the potential role of language in fostering gender stereotypes. Mothers and their sons/daughters, who were 2-1/2, 4-1/2, or 6-1/2 years of age, were videotaped discussing a picture book that focused on gender.