Ch 17: Psychology of Gender & Sexuality

About This Chapter

You can review the lessons included in this chapter to learn about the psychology of gender and sexuality. These lessons will teach you about essential definitions, topics and issues related to this subject.

Psychology of Gender & Sexuality - Chapter Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the psychology of gender and sexuality, you will find this chapter's online video and text lessons to be extremely helpful. Each lesson contained in this chapter will cover a different aspect of human gender and sexuality and related psychological and legal issues.

When watching these lessons, you will get comprehensive definitions, explanations and examples of different gender and sexuality orientations, as well as real-world issues affecting specific individuals of different orientations. Go through these lessons to learn about topics such as:

  • The definition and facts pertaining to sexual orientation
  • Sexual orientation in the workplace
  • The definition of heterosexuality
  • The definition and explanation of bisexuality
  • The definition and overview of homosexuality
  • The definition and meaning of transsexuality
  • Sexism and gender stereotypes
  • Gender identity
  • Same sex marriage

Each video contains helpful tags that will allow you to jump to specific moments in the lessons corresponding to the topic's main points. The chapter also offers you complete transcripts of each lesson, should you desire a hard copy to study on your own time. Be sure to answer the questions in the chapter's practice quizzes to ensure that you have understood the main points on this subject.

9 Lessons in Chapter 17: Psychology of Gender & Sexuality
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Sexual Orientation: Definition & Facts

1. Sexual Orientation: Definition & Facts

Studying sexual orientation can help you understand how a person's feelings and sense of identity are involved. It may or may not be evident in the person's appearance or behavior. Explore this subject and test yourself with a quiz.

Sexual Relationships in Society: Definitions and Concepts

2. Sexual Relationships in Society: Definitions and Concepts

Explore many types of sexual relationships, including combinations that are considered more or less acceptable in different cultures. Concepts covered in this lesson include family, incest, endogamy vs. exogamy, and different forms of marriage (e.g., monogamy, polygamy, polygyny, and polyandry).

Same-Sex Marriage: Facts & Arguments

3. Same-Sex Marriage: Facts & Arguments

In this lesson, learn interesting facts about same-sex marriage as well as arguments for and against the topic. After the lesson, complete the quiz to see if you have what it takes to argue both sides of this controversial issue.

Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics

4. Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics

You might think you know everything about the differences between boys and girls, but this lesson covers less commonly understood topics. After defining sex vs. gender, it covers less common sexual identities, such as intersexed and transgender individuals. In addition, theories on sexual orientation are covered, including both categorical and continuum perspectives of sexual interest.

Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms

5. Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms

This lesson provides a foundation for understanding sexism in various forms. First, patriarchy versus matriarchy is defined. Then, several different forms of sexism are outlined, including old-fashioned, modern, hostile, benevolent and ambivalent.

Gender Stereotypes: Definition & Examples

6. Gender Stereotypes: Definition & Examples

Gender stereotypes are over-generalizations about the characteristics of an entire group based on gender. While gender stereotypes have been popularly perceived as having negative connotations, they can also have positive ones as well.

Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

7. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of growth and change. Some of these changes are different in boys and girls, though. In this lesson, we'll examine gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.

Gender Identity in Adolescent Development

8. Gender Identity in Adolescent Development

During adolescence, teens become more and more aware of their sexuality and what it means to be part of their gender. In this lesson, we'll explore how gender identity and sexual orientation develop in adolescence.

Gender Identity and Roles in Early Adulthood

9. Gender Identity and Roles in Early Adulthood

As people age, they begin to think about how their gender affects who they are. Watch this lesson to find out how people construct their gender identity, how society defines gender roles, and how both of these things can impact a marriage.

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