Sex and gender identity

These revision cards focus on all aspects of Sex Identity and Gender Identity, unit two psychology.

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Sex and gender identity

Sex identity- a biological term. A child's sex can be identified by their hormones and chromosomes. This determines whether the child's sex identity is male or female.
Gender identity- a psychological term. A child's gender can be idntified by their attitudes and behaviour. This determines whether the child's gender idnetity is masculine or feminine.

Sex identity; Biological

male hormone= testosterone
male chromosome=XY
female hormone= oestrogen
female chromosome= XX

Gender idnetity; Psychological
this can be identified by the way they act, dress and speak.
boys= aggressive, rugby and cars
girls= pink, dolls and clothes

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