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Gender-schema theory is a way of explaining gender-identity formation, which is closely related to the cognitive developmental approach. Like radical behaviorism, social cognitive theory assumes that all human behavior is ultimately caused by the external environment.

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Gender-schema theory is a way of explaining gender-identity formation, which is closely related to the cognitive developmental approach. Like radical behaviorism, social cognitive theory assumes that all human behavior is ultimately caused by the external environment.

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1) Describe 1) Gender- schema and Social Cognitive Theory. Please Include a Minimum of Two Academic Reference

The describution from my textbook of Gender- schema Theory: Theory proposed by Bern, that children socialize themselves in their gender roles by developing a mentally organized network of information about what it means to be male or female in a particular culture. ( I am sure there maybe other gender-schema's approaches, I am just supplying some understanding of gender-schema from my textbook)

The describution from my textbook of social cognitve theory: Albert Bandura's expansion of social learning theory; holds that children learn gender roles through socialization. ( I am sure there maybe other social cognitive theory
approaches, I am just supplying some understanding of social cognitive theory
from my textbook)

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2) Discuss how these theories affect a childâ??s development. Please Include a Minimum of Two Academic References

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