PSY 338_ Week 2

As a child, what toys did you play with? Were these toy selections at all influenced by your parents, the media, or friends? Why or why not? Were these toys similar to or different from the toy you selected?

Children prefer to play with toys stereotypically associated with their own sex, even before the age of three O’Brien and Huston, 1985). However, some studies suggest that gender-atypical storybooks (e.g., storybooks where characters display behaviors usually associated with the opposite sex) can lead to changes in children’s play behavior, even in children with the most stereotypical play behavior (Ashton, 1983; Green et al., 2004).

The answer needs to be over 150 words.