Changing sex-role stereotyping and sex bias
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Changing sex-role stereotyping and sex bias a vocational education project by Franklin D. Westbrook

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Published by Counseling Center, University of Maryland in College Park, Md .
Written in English


  • Sex role.,
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)

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Edition Notes

StatementFranklin D. Westbrook.
SeriesResearch report -- no. 15-79., Research report (University of Maryland. Counseling Center) -- no. 79-15.
The Physical Object
Pagination35 p. ;
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16543075M

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