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| Published: September 25, 2015

Psychosocial Models of Gender Development

Firdos Jehan

Rehabilitation Psychologist, Jubilant Psyche Solutions, Aligarh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mustafa Nadeem Kirmani

Research Scholar,Department of Pychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.058/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.058

ABSTRACT

The behavioral and psychological differences between women and men have puzzled social scientists for many years. Differences between men and women are often overestimated and their behavioral, cognitive and emotional differences are often attributed to innate biological factors. Stereotyped beliefs about men and women often have serious social and clinical implications. Research in gender psychology has shown that men and women are more similar than different. Besides biological models, psychologists have given many models which helps describe and explain the various psychosocial theories of gender development. This paper will attempt to distinguish between two often confusing terms sex and gender and highlights various psychosocial models of gender development leading to possible gender differences in terms of cognitions, emotions and behaviors.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.058/20150204

10.25215/0204.058

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015