Sex and Gender

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Sex

A biological term that tells us whether an individual is male or female.

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Gender

psychological term that tells us whether an individual is masculine, feminine or androgynous.

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Masculinity

gender term associated with male traits/roles.

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Femininity

gender term associated with female traits/roles.

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Androgyny

A type of gender where an individual shows high levels of both masculine and feminine traits.

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Chromosome

part of a cell that contains genetic information.

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Hormone

chemical produced by the body that affects cells and organs.

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Evolution

A process by which species adapt to their enviroment in order to survive and reproduce.

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Oedipus complex

A conflict that occurs when boys unconsciously desire their mother but fear their father finding out.

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Electra complex

A conflict that occurs when girls unconsciously desire their father but worry about loosing their mothers love.

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