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GENDER IDENTITY 1 Nicole Ureste Gender Identity January 16, 2011 PSY/265 Carol Watson
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GENDER IDENTITY 2 Gender identity is a psychological awareness of being male or female. It is also one of the most important and obvious aspects of a persons self-concept (Nevid & Rathus, 2005, p. 175). One of the factors that determine gender identity is biological. Our gender identity usually matches our chromosomal sex. Children are also usually raised according to their anatomic sex. These two factors would go along with the nature part of the “Nature or Nurture” issue. Another factor that determines gender identity is social or family influence. This factor goes a long with the nurture side of the “Nature or Nurture” issue One can describe their masculine or feminine traits by using the continuum of masculinity-femininity. The continuum of masculinity-femininity is a sort of list of stereotypical traits attributed to either a male or female. By doing this one is able to
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course PSY 265 taught by Professor Sallyhenzel during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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