TITLE

Gender Differences: Biology & Culture

AUTHOR(S)
Wienclaw, Ruth A.
PUB. DATE
April 2018
SOURCE
Gender Differences: Biology & Culture -- Research Starters Soci;4/1/2018, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Research Starter
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As opposed to sex (which comprises only the biological aspects of being either female or male), gender includes the psychological, social, cultural, and behavioral characteristics associated with being female or male. Gender is defined by one's gender identity or the recognition that one is either male or female based on both biological and psychosocial considerations, and the internalization of this gender concept into one's self-identity. Gender role is largely a product of the way in which one was raised and may not be in conformance with one's gender identity. The development of gender differences is a complicated issue including elements of both nature (biology) and nurture (socialization). Far from being straightforward, research is finding that these two factors are interrelated in complex ways. Much more research is needed before the relationship between the two factors and the influence of the relationship on gender is completely understood.
ACCESSION #
37219590

 

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