Previous research observed different patterns of results of frequency estimation and recall of gender stereotype-related information between children and adult populations. The current study presented fourth, seventh, and tenth graders and college students with gender stereotype-related stimuli and their memory for these stimuli were assessed using frequency estimation and recall tasks. The participants perceived a gender-based illusory correlation. As expected there were no age trends in regard to frequency estimation for the stereotype-related stimuli, however the effects were stronger for male targets. Whereas children and adults were predicted to respond differently on the recall task, all four populations displayed better recall for stereotypic and counter-stereotypic than for neutral stimuli. Seventh and tenth graders were more likely to make stereotype-based errors in recall.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Rogers, Scott J.; Wharton, Kimberly S.; and Bencke, Bridget M.
"The Impact of Children's and Adult's Gender Stereotypes on Recall and Frequency Estimation of Gender-Related Stimuli,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 25.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/25