Gender And Gender Role In Society

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The idea of gender and gender roles in today’s society shape the way we live and interact in our everyday lives. From the day you are born you are taught and interpret a certain way to act depending on what sex you are. Albert Bandura developed his own theories called reciprocal determinism; Bandura believed that not only does the environment influence behavior, but behavior influences the environment He looked at personality as three things that people interact with, the environment, behavior and the cognitive factors. With this new understanding it help determined how my actions help determine my personality in defining my gender role in society. The first factor is the cognitive approach. This factor proposes the interaction of mental schema and social experience in directing gender role behavior. My Thoughts, and Feelings, were pretty clear that I was a male. Throughout the course of my life …show more content…
Behavioral relates to the process through which people learn about the social expectations, attitudes and behaviors. For instance, there was a time when I was hanging out with a friend and we go confronted because of my friend clothing. In today society, if a person considers himself a male and is most comfortable referring to his personal gender in masculine terms, then his gender identity is male and only if he demonstrates typically male characteristics in behavior, dress, or mannerisms Yet, my friend gender role is male and he behave pretty manly from all the times we been together; just cause he chooses his style of clothing differently from society doesn’t stray him from being pretty masculine or manly. Also, a sometimes body movement is a behavioral factor. I remember once in middle school I gave out a simple whatever hand gesture toward someone who was trying to start something. He ended up bashing my manliness and then I just left because he was being an idiot. So the way we act does affect our gender roles in

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