Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University psychology professor Maya G. Sen will present a colloquium titled “Young ChildrenÂ’s Understanding of Gender” from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Gries Hall room 167 at NMU.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Most psychological research on this topic has focused on children ages 3 years and older, because studying gender in younger children is methodologically difficult. SenÂ’s research focuses on 6- to 30-month-old children's understanding of gender, using paradigms adapted from research on infant cognition. Sen will discuss when children know what sex they are, when and how they can tell the difference between females and males, how much they know about gender stereotypes and how much importance they place on the categories of female and male.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The public is invited to attend this free event. The event is part of the 2004-05 Psychology Colloquia Series, sponsored by the NMU department of psychology.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman