Psyc 391 ch 6: primary reason for having surgery soon after birth is to reduce anxiety and uncertainty/unhappiness over gender ambiguity (of parents, *protecting the parents?!?! Genetic sex and anatomical sex, typical dev leads to consistency b/w the. Specific features and activities associated w/given gender strongly determined by culture. Specific concept developed w/in each culture about ways that biological sex should be expressed. 2 aspects of psychological importance: assigned gender= label given, usually at birth, gender identity= basic understanding of self as m or f (results from assigned gender to an extent) Extended multidimensional matrix of gender issues: matrix as a grid framework used to arrange items into categories. In this model gender expressed along 4 dimensions: constructs (concepts)= types of psychological processes or behaviours affected by the concept of gender w/in a given culture. Each construct expressed across every one of the content areas: levels of analysis, time.