Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
Sex differences -- Evaluation, Gender identity -- Psychological aspects, Gender identity -- Social aspects, Essentialism (Philosophy)
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.
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Ward, Ashley A., "Use of Gender Aschematicity in the Reassessment of Gender Concepts" (2013). University Honors Theses. Paper 34.