Sex Roles

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 67–73 | Cite as

Baby X revisited

  • Laura S. Sidorowicz
  • G. Sparks Lunney


The present study is a replication of a study reported by Seavy, Katz, and Zalk (1975) in which subjects interacted with a 3-month-old female infant who was either introduced as a boy, a girl, or without any specific gender information. In the present study infants of both genders were used as stimuli, and 60 college undergraduates served as subjects. The results of the present study are similar to the findings of the original investigators. The gender labels provided to the subject resulted in highly sex-stereotyped behavior concerning toy choice.


Social Psychology Female Infant College Undergraduate Specific Gender Study Infant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura S. Sidorowicz
    • 1
  • G. Sparks Lunney
    • 2
  1. 1.Hunter College of the City University of New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Center for the Study of Women and Sex RolesThe Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New YorkUSA

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