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From 1 January 2023 to 30 September 2026

The development of gendered power

Social hierarchies are at the core of human societies and one of the most widespread hierarchical categories, across cultures and time, is gender. The power of men over women is present in all contexts and cultures, ranging from superior access to resources, status and rights. Research in adults shows that at a psychological level, women are represented as lower in status than men, and that these representations are prescriptive (e.g., women should have less power than men). One essential question is when and how this concept of gendered power emerge? What are the factors driving this hierarchical conceptualisation of gender? In this project, we will study the development of gendered power in infants and in children. Our studies on the root and development of gender stereotypes will build a strong basis for intervention programs to reduce and eliminate gender inequality in schools and beyond.

Olivier Pascalis, (olivier[dot]pascalis[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr), DR CNRS

Keywords : Children,gender,stereotype


From 1 January 2023 to 30 September 2026


MESRI - Dotation EPSCP

Submitted on 16 November 2023

Updated on 16 November 2023