Gender Identity - Gender Identity Psychologists believe...

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Gender Identity Psychologists believe human sexual identities are made up of three separate components. The direction of a child's sexual orientation, whether he or she is heterosexual or in our society straight, homosexual or gay, or bisexual meaning you like both male and female. The second is the child's style of behavior, whether a female is boyish or girly girl and a male is a " macho man" or a "Soft." The third component is what psychologists call the core gender identity. It is the most difficult to ascertain but is the deep inner feeling a child has about whether he or she is a male or female. The three components point in the same direction but in some people, the components are more mixed. For example, woman who likes women might look and act either feminine or like a man or know as a butch, but she still deeply feels she is a female. It is uncertain about where the inner feeling of maleness or femaleness comes from. Some believe it is physical, from the body, while others believe it is mental, from the hypothalamus region of the brain. There is also debate on whether the determination is
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