Psy265_Gender - [TYPE THE COMPANY NAME Gender Identity Psychology 265 Bonita Martin oState the factors that determine gender identity oExplain how

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[TYPE THE COMPANY NAME] Gender Identity Psychology 265 Bonita Martin 9/5/2010
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oState the factors that determine gender identity. oExplain how a person’s masculine and feminine traits can be described using the continuum of masculinity-femininity. oDescribe three factors in your own life that have helped determine your gender identity. oDiscuss the masculine and feminine traits that you attribute to yourself using the continuum of masculinity-femininity.
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What is gender identity? Gender identity is a psychological awareness. A sense of one self, which is either female, or male. As we see in today’s world gender is more complex then what we see on the outside. In some cause our mind may not agree with the body parts we were given at birth. Sex assignment which is also known gender assignment reflects the individual’s anatomic sex which happens at birth. This is usually a big deal for parents. Most parents want to know if it is a boy or a girl. Sensiper (n.d), “How do you define your gender? Do you consider yourself feminine, masculine, or somewhere in the middle? How do you think others see you? What are your earliest memories of being aware that you were a boy or a girl? What if you found out that you were living a life opposite from that for which you were biologically destined? A recent article in the journal Pediatrics (July 1998) presents the case of a Canadian boy who was "re- assigned" a new gender and raised as a girl after a circumcision accident. An operation at seven months removed the testicles and the remainder of the penis, and the patient was also given female hormones to develop breasts and other female traits. To this day, the subject continues to live as a woman and describes herself as bisexual. But other cases have not had such "happy endings." In a (much) earlier case remarkably similar to the
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course AXIA COLLE Psy265 taught by Professor Kellimclaughlin during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Psy265_Gender - [TYPE THE COMPANY NAME Gender Identity Psychology 265 Bonita Martin oState the factors that determine gender identity oExplain how

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