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University of British Columbia
PSYC 320
Sunaina Assanand

Psychology 320 lecture 27 Interactive model of gender-related behaviour: not focused on development along a lengthy period of time. Focus is on immediate surroundings and events which give rise to gendered behaviours. Perceivers gender belief system: activated with situational cues Gender Identity disorder: Gender identity is ones subjective experience of the self as female or male. The extent to which we feel our sense of female-ness or male-ness is congruent with our biological sex Some people feel their gender identity is not consistent with their sex. Their felt sex and biological sex are not the same (they have gender dysphoria) According to the DSM: gender identity disorder diagnostic criteria 2 clusters of systems: cross gender association, distain for the sex one has been assigned to In children: repeatedly stated desire or insistence that they are the other sex, wearing clothes stereotypical clothes of the other sex, playing as if they are the other sex, strong and persistent preferences for cross sex roles in make believe play of persistent fantasies of being the other sex, intense desire to participate in the st
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