Psychology professor Campbell Leaper at the University of California, Santa Cruz was featured in the USA Today article, Gender reveals: Insanely popular--and also outdated, where he discusses the problems that result from gender stereotypes and categorization. “When you put things in a category, we all naturally want to make meaning of that category,” Leaper is quoted saying. “Girl and boy, if those categories exist there must be reasons for that and we start to think about them differently.”
Leaper is a developmental and social psychologist who investigates gender and sexism during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Find out more about his work on the research page of his website.