Document Detail


The dynamic development of gender variability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22455327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We diagram and discuss theories of gender identity development espoused by the clinical groups represented in this special issue. We contend that theories of origin relate importantly to clinical practice, and argue that the existing clinical theories are under-developed. Therefore, we develop a dynamic systems framework for gender identity development. Specifically, we suggest that critical aspects of presymbolic gender embodiment occur during infancy as part of the synchronous interplay of caregiver-infant dyads. By 18 months, a transition to symbolic representation and the beginning of an internalization of a sense of gender can be detected and consolidation is quite evident by 3 years of age. We conclude by suggesting empirical studies that could expand and test this framework. With the belief that better, more explicit developmental theory can improve clinical practice, we urge that clinicians take a dynamic developmental view of gender identity formation into account.
Authors:
Anne Fausto-Sterling
Related Documents :
24757997 - Optical and structural properties of plasma-treated zno nanostructures.
22822417 - Amplitude modulation detection by human listeners in sound fields.
22680417 - Spin glasses in the nonextensive regime.
18759467 - Measurement of the field dependent electrophoretic mobility of surface modified silica/...
11863677 - Diffraction effects in few-cycle optical pulses.
19472987 - Fabry-pérot resonances in one-dimensional plasmonic nanostructures.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of homosexuality     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1540-3602     ISO Abbreviation:  J Homosex     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502386     Medline TA:  J Homosex     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-421     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry , Brown University , Providence , Rhode Island , USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  A developmental, biopsychosocial model for the treatment of children with gender identity disorder.
Next Document:  Supporting transgender children: new legal, social, and medical approaches.