AdolNotes2-25 - HD 1170 2/25/10 Gender Identity: your sense...

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HD 1170 2/25/10 Gender Identity : your sense of self as a man or woman or some combination -Gender role is your sense of self as masculine or feminine Sandra Bem o Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) o Concluded personal characteristic divisions into masculine, feminine, and neutral Masculine leader, ambitious, assertive, athletic, forceful Feminine affectionate, cheerful, childlike, compassionate Neutral adaptable, conceited, conscientious, inefficient Gilligan and Identity Development among Girls o Sometimes girls are willing to sacrifice a sense of who they are in order to maintain a relationship with someone to whom they have an intense emotional attachment o Girls and boys should be studied in different groups (follow different developmental trajectories) o Classical studies with only males cannot be generalized to all children o Girl’s Different Voice: in early adolescence, girls are silenced and are silencing themselves o They lose confidence in who they are
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