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week 3 assignment gender identity psy 265

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Running head: GENDER IDENTITY 1 Gender Identity Psychology 265 University of Phoenix
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GENDER IDENTITY 2 Gender Identity Is nature or nurture is more responsible for gender identity? Some researchers can agree that gender identity may possibly be influenced by complex interactions of biological and even psychosocial factors. Major experiences with sexism (the prejudgment that because of sex, a person will possess certain negative traits), stereotypes (a fixed, conventional— and often distorted—idea about a group of people), gender roles (cultural expectations for the personalities and behaviors of men and women), gender typing (the process by which children acquire behavior that is deemed appropriate to their sex) and sexual behavior are all factors that influence gender identity. Since there are no two experiences exactly alike and because there are limitless combinations of them all – people have the same capabilities – limitless combinations of gender identity. Gender identity is the identification of a person’s sense of being male or female. It is the prenatal hormonal, postnatal social and post pubertal hormonal determinants. These factors
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