Gender Identity - Gender Identity Gender identity is a...

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Gender Identity Gender identity is a subjective, continuous belief of how a person perceives his, or herself as either masculine (male), feminine (female), or both. This belief is continual without regard to sexual orientation (preference), or gender role. Gender role is the behaviors, beliefs, and values considered acceptable by our culture, society, family values, and teachings, which define masculinity, and femininity. Gender role is not as persistent as gender identity, which has been demonstrated in western cultures and societies, wherein women are taking vocations once thought to be reserved for men. With few exceptions, as with transsexuals experiencing gender dysphasia, our gender identity is set prenatally from our (biological) anatomic sex, which has been determined by chromosomal genetics. After birth the hormonal balances of the gonads the chromosomes have created further our gender identity, which will usually remain constant throughout our lives.
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Blake during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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