PSYC-3006-1,Psychology of Gender.week 2 discussionLearning ResourcesPlease read and view (where applicable) the following Learning Resources before you complete this week’s assignments.ReadingCourse Text: Gender: Psychological PerspectivesChapter 1, “The Study of Gender” (pp. 3–14 only)Chapter 5, “Theories of Gender Development” (pp. 102–127)Chapter 6, “Developing Gender Identity” (pp. 128–151)Article: Best, D. L., et. al. (1994). Parent-child interactions in France, Germany, and Italy: The effects of gender and culture. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 25(2), 181–193. Available Here.Article: Maccoby, E. E. (2000). Perspectives on gender development. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 24(4), 398–406.Use the Academic Search Premier database, and search using the article’s Accession Number: 4428882Discussion WEEK 2Gender Identity AnalysisMales typically identify with the male gender and females with the feminine gender. The question for many researchers today and for this Discussion is: How does this gender identification occur? How do individuals come to identify with and accept themselves as either one gender or the other? This concept is termed gender identity in social psychology.There are two terms associated with gender identity that are important to highlight: gender stability and gender consistency. Gender stability means that gender is a stable personal characteristic and does not change with age or the situation or the environment. Gender consistency means that you identify with your gender regardless of how you are behaving. If you are a male and put on a pink dress, you show gender consistency if you still identify with being male, even though you are behaving like a female.In this Discussion, you will explore some of the significant factors that influence gender identity and how these influencing factors impact society as a whole.To prepare for this Discussion:• Review Chapter 6 in the course text, Gender: Psychological Perspectives. Focus on how different factors influence gender identity.• Watch a few different TV shows, sitcoms, commercials, or news reports. Also look at a popular magazine and peruse the ads. Think about how these media sources 1) influence and or reinforce gender identity and 2) play a part in influencing gender bias. Focus on specific examples.• Using yourself or your child (or someone else’s child with whom you are close), think about the most important influential factors on gender identity, including biological, environmental, family, peer group, and cultural.With these thoughts in mind:your thoughts on how biology, environment, culture, family, peer group, and the media impact gender identity in the U.S. Briefly describe how this influence on gender identity is accomplished. How do you think these examples impact society as a whole? Finally, explain how you think the perception of gender identity differences impacts society as a whole.Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
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