Researchers have found that children as early as 4 years might see males as more powerful than females. Published in the journal Sex Roles the study by the French National Centre for Scientific Research showed children associated power and masculinity. In some situations the power-masculinity association didn't manifest in girls. The researchers wanted to know whether children aged 3-6 years in France Lebanon and Norway attributed more power to masculine figures than feminine figures. In first experiment they showed children a picture with two non-gendered individuals with one of them in dominant physical posture and the other in subordinate posture.