Assignment 2: Reinforcement and Punishment
Social learning theory postulates that gender developmentis influenced by social environment, which includes the media. An individual’sgender-related behavior is either reinforced or punished during the developmentperiod based on the existing social beliefs and standards.
The following assignment will help you examine gender developmentfrom the perspective of both boys and girls based on today’s cultureand with a look toward future trends.
Using the module readings, the Argosy University onlinelibrary resources, and the Internet, research social learning theory andgender development during childhood.
Applying the tenets of the social learning theory, explainthe role of reinforcement and punishment in gender-related behaviors forboys and girls. Address the following:
Support your assertions using valid research. Be sure tointegrate a reflection of your personal experiences and examples throughoutyour paper.
Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standardsto the formatting of your paper and the citation of sources. Rememberto include a cover page and reference page in APA format. Use the followingfile naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc.
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