AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Gender - Gender Dysphoria

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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. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. How does the biological approach explain gender dysphoria?

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

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