Thursday, May 27, 2021

Stephen Johnson - Despite social pressure, boys & girls still prefer gender-typical toys

Fifty years of research on children's toy preferences shows that kids generally prefer toys oriented toward their own gender.

For decades, studies have shown that boys and girls generally prefer playing with toys typically associated with their biological sex: toy trucks for boys and dolls for girls, to give a rough example.

These results have remained remarkably stable over the past 50 years, according to a 2020 meta-analysis of research on gender differences in toy preferences

Big Think


Peter Pan said...

So much for the blank slate theory.

Matt Franko said...


lastgreek said...

My first ever toy request to Santa was a train set. True story.

Ralph Musgrave said...

OMG: Wokes will be in tears.

Joe said...

The blank slate theory's been dead a long time now. This should surprise no one. Men and women *on average* have somewhat different preferences. Shocker.