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Class clowns: Playful boys viewed more negatively than playful girls, study finds
Source: Science Daily
New research finds that boys with a playful disposition in kindergarten are viewed as rebellious and disruptive by teachers, as opposed to playful girls who are not labeled this way. Teachers disregard for these ‘class clowns’ — and their active discouragement of expressions of playful behavior — is assimilated by the boys themselves as well as their peers, leading to more negative perceptions of the boys and decreasing their self-esteem.
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