PsychosexualDifferentiation

Sexual development differentiation chronology of

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: hat of the other gender. Sexual Development & Differentiation Chronology of Sexual Differentiation Cartoon What Determines Gender? • • • • • External Genitalia Rearing Biology An interaction of these How can we figure it out? – RCT-randomly assign genetic XXs & XYx to be reared as either boys or girls and see how they come out • Video + Hermaphrodites Speak John Money’s Principles of Gender Development • Individuals are psychosexually (“genderally”) neutral at birth. • Healthy psychosexual development is dependent upon the appearance of one’s genitals. • No doubt should be allowed as to gender/sex of assignment. • Do not change gender/sex after 2 years of age. What Typically Happened to Hermaphrodites/ Intersex/Disorders of Sexual Development Until 2000 • Immediately after birth-team of spets • Parents informed that pre-natal development not done • Need to determine correct sex/gender • Genetic males- XYs- if have adequate penis (magic # = 1 inch) then assigned to male gender-if not 1 inch typically assigned to female (surgery) • Genetic females-XXs- typically declared gi...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/07/2014 for the course PSYC 436 taught by Professor Binik during the Fall '11 term at McGill.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online