Sex and Gender Key Terms

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  • Created on: 29-05-13 13:40
Sex Identity
A biological term. A child's sex identity can be identified by their hormones and chromosomes. This determines whether the child's sex identity is male or female.
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Gender Identity
A psychological term. A child's gender identity can be identified by their attitudes and behaviour. This determines whether the child's gender identity is masculine or feminine.
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Phallic Stage
Freud's third stage of psychological development, in which gender development takes place.
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Identification
To adopt the attitudes and behaviour of the same-sex parent.
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Oedipus Complex
The conflict experienced by a boy in the phallic stage because he unconsciously desires his mother and is afraid of his father.
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Electra Complex
The conflict experienced by a girl because she unconsciously desires her father and is afraid of losing her mother's love.
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Gender Disturbance
Not developing the gender identity usually associated with one's sex.
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Modelling
A role model provides an example for the child.
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Imitation
Copying the behaviour of a model.
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Vicarious Reinforcement
Learning from the model's being either rewarded or punished.
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Gender Stereotype
Believing that all males are similar and all females are similar.
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Gender Schema
A mental building block of knowledge that contains information about each gender.
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Gender role
Behaviour seen as masculine or feminine by a particular culture.
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Highly Gender Schematised
Where gender is an important way of thinking about the world so information is organised according to what is gender appropriate and what is gender inappropriate.
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A psychological term. A child's gender identity can be identified by their attitudes and behaviour. This determines whether the child's gender identity is masculine or feminine.

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Gender Identity

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Freud's third stage of psychological development, in which gender development takes place.

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To adopt the attitudes and behaviour of the same-sex parent.

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The conflict experienced by a boy in the phallic stage because he unconsciously desires his mother and is afraid of his father.

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