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ThinkPsychology CH11

Gender a set of behaviors and characteristics that define individuals as boys and men or girls and women in society
Gender identity person's sense of being a boy or girl, man or woman
Gender identity disorder a condition in which a person feels he or she was born with the body of the wrong sex
Gender roles are expectations about the way men and women behave
Gender schema theory states that the process of gender differentiation begins at a very young age; as children develop schemas for other things around them, they also develop a schema for their gender and adjust their behavior to align with it.
Gender stereotype a widely held concept about a person or group of people that is based only on gender
Gender typed refers to boys and men who show traditionally masculine traits and behaviors, and girls and women who show traditionally feminine traits and behaviors
Primary sex characteristics sexual organs present at birth and directly involved in human reproduction
Secondary sex characteristics sexual organs and traits that develop at puberty and are not directly involved in reproduction
Sex a person's biological classification as either male or female based on the sex chromosomes contained in his or her DNA
Sexism consists of prejudice and unfair treatment against men or women based on gender stereotypes
Sexual orientation describes enduring sexual attraction toward members of our own sex, the other sex, or both
Social learning theory emphasizes the role of cognition in motivation and the importance of expectations in shaping behavior
Testosterone an androgen that is the principal male hormone
X chromosomes are sex chromosomes that exist as a matched pair in females and as part of an unmatched pair in males (the other part being a Y chromosome)
Y Chromosomes sex chromosomes that exist in males as part of an unmatched pair (the other part being an X chromosome)
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