AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Gender Dysphoria

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1. What did Lothstein find about female-male transsexuals?

  • Brought up by fathers - no female role model
  • Mothers tended to be cohesive - Girls couldn't identify specific gender charactertistics
  • Fathers were not around, so mothers took on both roles
  • Mothers tended not to have a strong gender role
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2. How does the cognitive approach explain Gender Dysphoria?

  • Gender identity is a result of maturation
  • Lack of gender identity is a result of maladaptive thinking
  • Gender identity is a result of abstract thinking

3. How does the biological approach explain gender dysphoria?

  • Brain sex Theory - Size and structure of the brain determines gender
  • Role of hormones and Genes during puberty
  • Role of chemical imbalances during puberty

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. How do the Evolutionary and Behaviourist approach explain Gender Dysphoria?

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


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