1987'2, p.152
Ageyev V. S.
Social and psychological functions of sex-role stereotypes

Basic directions in the study of sex-role stereotypes abroad are analyzed. Main attention is given to studies of social and psychological functions with which the sex-role stereotypization is related (among them: explanatory, justifying, defensive, regulatory, retranslative, etc.). Methodological limitations of the studies are shown. It is argued that fruitful study of sex-role stereotypes requires from Soviet psychologists urgent discussion of a number of principal theoretical issues.