UI PSYC 311 - Gender Identity Disorder (3 pages)

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University of Idaho
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Psyc 311 - Abnormal Psychology

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Psyc 311 Abnormal Psychology Overview Often referred to as transsexuals 6 times more frequent in boys than girls Feel from early childhood they are the opposite sex Are aversive to same sex clothing and genitals When they feel sexual attraction to the same sex it is from the opposite sex viewpoint and feels heterosexual Gender Identity Disorder Psychology 311 Abnormal Psychology Listen to the audio lecture while viewing these slides 1 2 Psyc 311 Abnormal Psychology Psyc 311 Abnormal Psychology Observed in Early Childhood by Parents Other issues Begins about age 2 4 Child plays with opposite sex toys and games Typically meets with disapproval by peers co workers etc 15th 16th Century Burned at the stake Some Native American cultures Seen as a third gender Experience anxiety and depression 1 100 000 for women 1 30 000 for women 3 Psyc 311 Abnormal Psychology Psyc 311 Abnormal Psychology Dominican Republic Study Causes 1 2 4 Contends gender identity is influenced by hormones Extended family Biological Factors Nature vs Nurture debate Dominican Republic Study Joan John Study Unable to produce hormone responsible for shaping the penis and scrotum Male children are born with extremely small genitals Look like female genitals 2 3rds are raised as female Reach puberty Testosterone levels increase Sex organs change 17 18 develop male gender identity 5 6 1 Psyc 311 Abnormal Psychology Psyc 311 Abnormal Psychology Increasing estrogen or progesterone Case study Joan John Used to stop interutero bleeding Show a difference on a child Two twins with foreskin closing Circumcision went wrong Equipment Happen to see a documentary on TV for sex change for transexualism More feminine qualities but not enough for a disorder Efforts to study adult hormone levels are difficult Dr John Money Said to turn John into Joan May take hormones to alter the body Castration female genitals hormones Relate to him as a girl After soul searching and consultations parents approve the operation Money



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