Psychology of Gender Identity: An International Perspective


Kam-shing Yip
Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY039000

Gender encompasses biological sex but extends beyond it to the socially prescribed roles deemed appropriate for each sex by the culture in which we live. The gender roles we each carry out are highly individualistic, built on our biological and physical traits, appearance and personality, life experiences such as childhood, career and education, and history of sexual and romantic interactions. Each element influences perceptions and expectations. Gender-related experiences influence and shape the ways we think about others and ourselves including self-image, behavior, mood, social advancement and coping strategies. This new book brings together leading international research devoted to this subject. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter One – Biobehavioral Science Research on Human Sexual Orientation; PP. 1-34
(Qazi Rahman)

Chapter Two – Personal Belief, Perception and Gender Identity;
pp. 35-47
Chapter Three – The Development of Gender Identity: Timetables and Influences; pp. 49-68
(Kimberly Renk, Reesa Donnelly, Cliff Mckinney, & Allison Kanter Agliata)

Chapter Four – Male Homosexuality, Gender Identity, and Sibling Sex Ratio; pp. 69-81
(Anthony, F. Bogaert)

Chapter Five – Does the Coeducational Schooling Enhancing Students’ Nontraditional Gender Role Identity in Japan; pp. 83-103
(Emiko Katsurada)

Chapter Six – `Butch, Femme, Bear and Leatherman’: a Programmatic Exploration of Gender Identities with Gay and Lesbian Subcultures; pp. 105-121
(Heidi M Levitt)

Chapter Seven – Gender Group Identity as a Moderator of Sex Differences in Interpersonal and Intergroup Dominance; pp. 123-146
(Marc Stewart Wilson)

Chapter Eight – Gender, Emotion and Risk in Public Performance;
pp. 147-172
(Judith E. Larkin and Harvey A, Pines)

Chapter Nine – ‘Excuse me, I’d rather you not point at me’: Gendered Viewing of Nude Image; pp. 173-192
(Eck Beth)

Chapter Ten – Gender Identity and Eating Disorder: A Psychosocial Perspective; pp. 193-215
(Rosa Behar)

Chapter Eleven – Sex Identity Disorders in Childhood; pp. 217-226
(E. Mala’., J. Kocourkov’a).

Chapter Twelve – A Phenomenological Study on the Gender Differences in Mental Illnesses in Hong Kong: A Socio-cultural Reflection;
pp. 227-247
(Kam-shing YIP)


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