Discuss the biosocial theory of gender development with reference to gender dysphoria.

A 24 mark explanation of the biosocial theory of gender development, otherwise known as social role theory. This question uses this idea to explain gender dysphoria

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Discuss one biosocial theory of gender
development with reference to gender
dysphoria
Gender dysphoria, otherwise known as gender identity disorder is a condition in which people are
uncomfortable with the gender they have been assigned to i.e they feel they have been born in the
wrong body.

The biosocial theory…

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and displayed feminised play. This suggests that despite initially being an environmental factor, the
dioxins altered the physical structure and functioning of the children's bodies and subsequent
behaviour, supporting the idea that gender development could have a biological basis.

Further evidence for the role of nature is provided by Zhou…

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A very useful resource for gender students, thank you!

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