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The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

Social Role Theory
Social role theory
Abstract

What causes sex differences and similarities in behavior? At the core of our account are societal stereotypes about gender. These stereotypes, or gender role beliefs, form as people observe male and female behavior and infer that the sexes possess corresponding dispositions. For example, in industrialized ...

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