The Theme 1 overview describes one of the big questions in psychology as “What motivatesindividuals to act in certain ways?” I used this question, along with theevidence aboutcognitivebiases, to help inform my own question about gender stereotypes. I am also using my own experiences because in my household I do more of the cleaning, while my husband does the lawn work. These behaviors fit into stereotypical gender roles of women doing more of the cleaning and cooking and men doing more of the yard work. Although my experience is different than the gender stereotypes portrayed in the advertisements, these behaviors still fit into the theme of gender stereotypes. I created a question a social scientist might ask using both the information from the course and my own experiences. Based on this information, my social science question is: How do cognitive biases influence our behaviors to adhere to gender stereotypes?

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