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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 Gender Gender Development (Biological) • Sex chromosomes – XX-female – XY-male • Sex hormones – Androgens (e.g. testosterone) – Aggression and sexual behavior Gender Development • Exposure of excess hormones during pregnancy: • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia- genetic defect that leads to abnormally high levels of androgens – XX-females – Genitals confused – More interest in being male than girls without CAH Gender Development • Androgen-insensitive males-genetic defect that causes males not to have androgen receptors – XY males – Bodies look female – Think of themselves as female – Attracted to males – Do not develop female reproductive organs Gender Development • Pelvic Field Defect – Boys- missing penis – Doctors recommendations – Children’s experiences • Boy without a penis – Bad circumcision – Raised as girl – Life-time effects • I mportance of hormone exposure?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course PSY 2301 taught by Professor T during the Spring '11 term at Texas Tech.

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