Date of Award

6-1-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Linda Gallahan

Subjects

Sex differences -- Evaluation, Gender identity -- Psychological aspects, Gender identity -- Social aspects, Essentialism (Philosophy)

DOI

10.15760/honors.36

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to reevaluate the binary constructs of sex and gender; and the biological and social influence these constructs have on males, females, and non-normative individuals. Throughout this examination, biological, specifically chromosomal and anatomical, differences between sexes will help foster a definition of sex. Psychological theories will then be examined, calculating the psychological and social factors surrounding gender. A reevaluation of gender constructs will shed light on previously held misconceptions about gender and help lay groundwork for non-normative gender acceptance in the future. Furthermore, the thesis will delve into gender aschematicity and potential benefits of gender aschematic concepts as a means of reevaluation of the gender constructs.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Psychology.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/11158

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