What is Cross-Dressing? - Definition & Psychology


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What is cross-dressing?

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1. Why do people cross-dress?

2. In psychological terms, what marks some types of cross-dressing as indicative of psychological problems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of cross-dressing. You will be quizzed on different types of cross-dressing and the psychological disorders associated with cross-dressing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Cross-dressing's definition
  • Reasons for cross-dressing
  • Indicators of psychological problems
  • Female cross-dressers who perform as men
  • Mental illness family containing transvestic disorder

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the mental illness classifications
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reasons some people cross-dress

Additional Learning

To learn more about cross-dressing, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Cross-Dressing? - Definition & Psychology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cross-dressing
  • Differentiate between cross-dressing and transgender individuals
  • Recall the types of cross-dressing
  • Understand the reasons people cross-dress
  • Know different disorders related to cross-dressing, such as transvestic disorder and paraphilic disorders