Children’s understanding of sex and gender
29 November 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Join this event to hear Katie Alcock examine the development of children's understanding about the concepts of sex and gender.
This event is free.
Room C3.09UCL IOE20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
This event has been postponed to the 29 November.
Children of preschool and early primary age often have poor understanding of logic and this extends to concepts of sex and gender, and often leads to younger children displaying more stereotyped preferences and behaviour than older children.
In this seminar, Katie will discuss the literature on this aspect of development including how this applies to children with autism and what other influences may affect this.
This event will be particularly useful for those interested in child development and early years education.
UCL Women's Liberation Special Interest Group seminars series
UCL Women’s Liberation brings together academics and other staff from a range of disciplines whose research addresses pressing social and political issues concerning the status and meaning of women’s rights. We aim to generate public conversations and collaborations around these issues in the context of contemporary debates on the nature of sex and gender inequalities and the extent to which they are rooted in biology, social structures and individual identities.
About the Speaker
Dr Katie Alcock
Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Lancaster University
She is particularly interested in what makes children different from each other, including language, culture, health, and developmental conditions.