Gender Identity Disorder: Definition and Social Perception of Gender Dysphoria


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Which of the following best defines gender?

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1. Gregg has gender identity disorder. Which of the following would most likely be FALSE about Gregg?

2. Jenny wants to be a man because men at her company get promoted and women don't. How would gender identity be applied in Jenny's condition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the characteristics and social views of gender identity disorder? You will need to be familiar with these topics in order to successfully answer the practice questions found in this quiz and worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice assessments will ask about:

  • The definition of gender
  • The ability to recognize facts about gender identity disorder
  • Whether wanting to be a man to get a promotion at work falls under the disorder
  • Arguments against classifying people with gender identity disorder
  • Symptoms of gender identity disorder

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections- use what you know about gender identity disorder to identify examples of it
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define gender
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symptoms of gender identity disorder

Additional Learning

To learn more about this psychological disorder, check out the lesson called Gender Identity Disorder: Definition and Social Perception of Gender Dysphoria. Some objectives of this lesson are:

  • Define gender identity disorder
  • Explain the difference between 'sex' and 'gender'
  • Identify the book used by many psychologists to diagnose mental disorder
  • List the symptoms that can lead to a diagnosis of gender identity disorder
  • Relate views about gender identity disorder
  • Discuss the term 'transgender'
  • Present the argument why gender identity disorder should not be labeled as a mental illness