AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Gender Dysphoria

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1. What happens when there is a failure to imprint in the critical period?

  • gender problems - hard to understand the definition of gender
  • Cross gender behaviour begins to occur
  • Cannot use social learning theory, as the child does not understand the correct gender
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2. How do the Evolutionary and Behaviourist approach explain Gender Dysphoria?

  • Gender through experience
  • Gender through imprinting and and conditioning
  • Gender through observation of role model

3. How does the psychodynamic approach explain Gender Dysphoria?

  • conflicts in the Phallic stage and not understanding gender
  • Difficulties establishing gender in toddlerhood
  • Not understanding their gender role in toddlerhood

4. At what point does Gender Dysphoria occur and why is this?

  • Early teens as they are now more independant
  • Adolescence as they are able to think more abstractly about their gender
  • Todderhood as they are not yet fully genderized

5. What is Gender Dysphoria?

  • When the child wants to change their gender
  • When the emotional and biological sex of a child does not match
  • When a child does not understand their gender role


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