The psychology of one’s gender is personal in both its experience and expression. Throughout this course, you have discussed the psychology of gender, its origins, and its impact on your life both personally and professionally. This course has also provided you with rich readings that are the foundation to further learning
Based on your experiences of this course, respond to the following:
- Explain how your views have changed about the psychology of gender
- Describe the theory or research that had the most profound impact on your own understanding of gender. Give reasons for your response
Write your initial response in 300–400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources
The formation of gender is controversial in many scientific fields, including psychology. Specifically, researchers and theorists take different perspectives on how much of gender is due to biological, neurochemical, and evolutionary factors (nature), or is the result of culture and socialization (nurture). This is known as the nature versus nurture debate. The subfields of psychology note specific differences in the traits of each gender, based on their perspective of the issue on the nature versus nurture debat Gender is generally conceived as a set of characteristics or traits that are associated with a certain biological sex (male or female). In non-western countries, gender is not always conceived as binary, or strictly linked to biological sex. As a result, in some cultures there are third, fourth, fifth or “some” genders. The characteristics that generally define gender are referred to as masculine or feminine…..