Gender Identity

Gender Identity - Gender Identity (orif) .Althoughthe...

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Gender Identity Sociologists are particularly interested in gender identity and how (or if) it determines gender roles.  Gender identity appears to form very early in life and is most likely irreversible by age 4. Although the  exact causes of gender identity remain unknown, biological, psychological, and social variables  clearly influence the process. Genetics, prenatal and postnatal hormones, differences in the brain  and the reproductive organs, and socialization all interact to mold a person's gender identity. Biological influences on gender identity Sexual differentiation , which encompasses the physiological processes whereby females become  females and males become males, begins prenatally. The differences brought about by physiological  processes ultimately interact with social-learning influences  postpartum  (after birth) to establish  firmly a person's gender identity. 
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