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GENDER IDENTIY Gender Identity University of Phoenix PSY/265
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GENDER IDENTIY Gender identity is the sense of being male or female, although the child's gender identity can be hindered by hormonal errors during the fetus development stage and their gender identity can be altered at the time of birth. Gender identification can also be hindered later on in life as internal conflicts occur between the person's physical sexual genitalia and the inner sexual self. Most of the human race has no confusion about their anatomical sex based on physical traits which identify them as being male or femal, there are those few who get confused about who they truly are as an idividual. “Anatomic sex is generally evident to the child who is a mere 18 months of age who recognizes himself as having a penic or she as having female genitals. In addition, by age three most children have also developed a clear and strong sense of their genfer identity” (Rathus, Nevid & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Even though society usually frowns upon stereotypeing, it plays a huge role in a person's sense of gender identity. When describing a man, you are most likely to think of the words aggressive, strong and courageous while thinking of a woman, we tend to think of the words gentle, warm and sensitive. While it is normal to assign these stereotype definitions to the sexes, it can open the doors for negative
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course PSY 265 taught by Professor Sallyhenzel during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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