1. How does the cognitive approach explain Gender Dysphoria?
- Gender identity is a result of abstract thinking
- Gender identity is a result of maturation
- Lack of gender identity is a result of maladaptive thinking
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2. 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
3. What does Zhou et al look at through the Brain Sex Theory?
- BSTC in hypothalamus. Male to female transgender, when taking feminising hormones, the BSTC becomes the same size as a heterosexual female
- Male to female transgender, when taking feminising hormones have an increase in the BSTC
4. 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
5. At what point does Gender Dysphoria occur and why is this?
- Adolescence as they are able to think more abstractly about their gender
- Todderhood as they are not yet fully genderized
- Early teens as they are now more independant