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HD 216 Prelim 2 Guide Sir Jesse Lamas Androgyny - individuals who are both highly masculine and feminine Gender intensification hypotheses - many of the sex differences observed between adolescent boys and girls result from an acceleration in their socialization to act in stereotypically masculine and feminine ways. even though individuals beliefs about gender roles may become more flexible, social pressures may drive teenagers toward more gender stereotypic behavior. girls disengage from maths and science, boys become less emotionally expressive while girls become more so, not acting masculine or feminine can make you less popular with both sexes and for dating Gilligan study - pre AD girls value intimacy and interpersonal communication, which are not valued in a male dominated society, as a consequence girls feel confused between what they knew before and what they see in society, overwhelmed by ambivalence many girls lose confidence and lose their "voice" Harter found - does not appear to happen to all girls, but is more likely to happen to those with an especially feminine gender role identity could be reason why more women are depressed then men androgyny benefits young girls self image more than it does for boys this is because it is specifically the masculine component of androgyny that is associated with better mental health peer acceptance is highest for androgynous girls and masculine not androgynous boys Harter - Ad gender role orientation and the social support they recieved from others was predictive of loss of voice girls with highly feminine gender role orientation and both boys and girls who felt that significant others in their life did not take them seriously, suffered the loss of voice Giligan described Sexual Identity 8% of boys and 6% of girls reported having strong same sex attractions or engaged in same sex activity during Ad Between 3 and 4 percent identify themselves as being gay, lesbian or bisexual, which increases to about 8 percent for adults the majority of GLB engage in heterosexual activities only 3% male and 1% female are exclusively homosexual, 2 times more are bisexual Sexual orientation - the extent to which some one is oriented toward heterosexual activity, homosexual activity or both Sex-role behavior - the extent to which an individual behaves in traditionally masculine or feminine ways Gender identity - which gender an individual believes he or she is psychologically Bem - early biological predisposition's may channel some youngsters into patters of play and social relationships that can lead to the development of homosexuality we become sexually attracted to those whom we perceive as exotic
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only half of lesbians and gays had problems with their parents (ex. distant father for gay boy) development progression for homosexuality - feeling different as a child, engaging in atypical behavior, being attracted to the same sex, being disinterested in the same sex, consciously questioning ones sexual identity
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  • Spring '07
  • Human Sexuality, Interpersonal relationship

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